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Mark's Announcement Sparks New Wayland Activity

Wayland

Published on 06 November 2010 03:54 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Mark Shuttleworth's announcement this week that Ubuntu will eventually dump the X.Org Server for Wayland has resulted in a great deal of media coverage for this emerging display server project that up until now was really only talked about and covered by Phoronix from the point in 2008 when we introduced the world to Wayland. While there's still many months of work ahead before all of the pieces of the Linux desktop stack will be ready for a Wayland Display Server by default, it seems many people are already taking a look at Wayland.

Wayland's new mailing list has experienced a lot of activity in the days following this landmark announcement. There's been new users trying out Wayland on different hardware, concerns by users about Wayland's use of client-side window decorations, questions about debugging Wayland, remote application ideas, Ubuntu Wayland build advice, and even JHBuild scripts by Red Hat's David Airlie.

These recent mailing list messages regarding Wayland can be found in the archives.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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