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Wayland 1.4 Released — Touch, Sub-Surface Protocol, Crop/Scale Support 128

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Version 1.4 of the Wayland protocol and Weston reference compositor have been released. The Wayland/Weston 1.4 release delivers on many features and includes promoting the sub-surface protocol to official Wayland, improved touch screen support, a crop/scale protocol within Weston, security improvements, and other fixes."
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Wayland 1.4 Released — Touch, Sub-Surface Protocol, Crop/Scale Support

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 24, 2014 @07:53PM (#46062821)

    You're right on the mark. This is why the Wayland attempt is going to fail. They're going to do what the VNC crowd has already tried, and they're going to fail in exactly the same way. There's only one correct way to do this, and that's the way that X did it. Either you do it the same way as X and succeed, or you do it any other way and fail miserably.

  • by SEE (7681) on Friday January 24, 2014 @08:06PM (#46062921) Homepage

    Wayland's an effort to stuff a pointless layer of abstraction underneath X on Linux in order to make performance worse and debugging more difficult.

    (Yes, yes, they say it's an effort to replace X. But look at how they're doing the compatibility with X - running a full X server on Wayland in order to run X apps. Then look at how much effort they've put into making Wayland portable to other varieties of *nix.)

  • by marcello_dl (667940) on Friday January 24, 2014 @09:11PM (#46063359) Homepage Journal

    All I want is to ssh -C -X and open remote apps and use them like local ones, seamless cutting and pasting. It is quite handy in a LAN. Remote desktop preserving state is useful for monitoring, this is useful for office work. Different scenarios.

    So, the race now is between new faster compositors who need X protocols layered for compatibility and features and javascript obfuscated apps replacing networked native applications...

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.