concerns over wayland and need for wayland app display to X Server

David Jackson djackson452 at
Mon Feb 27 12:06:05 PST 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:03 PM, David Jackson <djackson452 at>wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel at>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As reiterated earlier, there is already support for displaying on an X
>> server within the Wayland compositor, and the reverse of having an X
>> server display X applications within a Wayland session.  I also fully
>> expect remote-display capabilities will be developed for Wayland which
>> will be a great deal faster than X11, as X11 requires an insane amount
>> of network bandwidth to use as a bandaid over its complete lack of
>> client/server/window-manager synchronisation, and also requires a lot
>> of roundtrips which are extremely expensive and make the performance
>> of your entire session bound on some very unfortunate multiple of the
>> link latency.
> So, I will be able to display wayland session, or did you mean individual
> wayland apps, onto an X server, over an X protocol connection, to a
> standard X server? If it is an entire wayland session tht can be displayed
> over X protocol to a standard X server, that would be sufficient, as long
> as the wayland session can be displayed only to the X server and does not
> have to be displayed to real hardware at the same time.

As an example, if I wanted to display an wayland session to an  Xvnc server
for instance, or an Xfree86 server running on another computer. its
possible, right?

Thanks for your help.
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