A simpler description of wayland

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Wed Dec 22 07:11:06 PST 2010

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 08:27:08PM -0500, ext Darxus at chaosreigns.com wrote:
> The X server contains lots and lots of crufty old code going back to the
> 1980s that nobody uses and nobody (including the X developers) wants to
> maintain, but is required to claim to be an X server. One option is:
> 1) Move all the useful modern stuff out to the Linux kernel and separate
>    libraries.
> 2) Make all the crufty old stuff a separate piece dynamically loaded only when
>    necessary.
> 3) Make a new minimal library to allow all the useful stuff from X to be used
>    as efficiently and maintainably as possible.
> That is what the X developers are doing, and that new library is called
> Wayland.
> So what do you think?  Accurate enough?  Likely to cause fewer people to
> panic?

it's not good.

Anyway, what's your motivation to try to find a simple description of wayland?
We have a simple one here http://wayland.freedesktop.org/ and a bit extended
in the arch page http://wayland.freedesktop.org/architecture.html. The FAQ
page details other information also.


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