Fedora is considering shipping upcoming versions without X11 but with Wayland

I don’t understand why Wayland is being pushed so hard, also by KDE. X11 is supposed to be very complex, but Wayland has also been in development for 15 years and is still in alpha. It hasn’t been done yet. There’s no color management, no Nvidia mid-range support, and no Cinnamon support. Only with a selection of hardware and software will you have any problems.

KDE developer Nate Graham He says At their most positive are:

[Wayland] It was invented by shocked X developers, and in my opinion it went too far in the other direction. Wayland’s simple, basic protocols lack most of the features that non-trivial applications and desktops need to work – such as screen locking, screen sharing, cross-app window activation, non-trivial scaling, etc. The compositors all had to figure out ways to do these things themselves. The need for each compiler to implement everything themselves fragments development efforts and is detrimental to small teams that do not have the expertise of experienced graphics developers. These are real problems and we should not ignore them.

The fact that it was the simple, basic Wayland protocol that worked Not being able to completely replace the thing it was intended to replace was a poor architectural design decision By its authors, which hampered the possibility of its rapid adoption when it was released in 2008.

So it took more than 15 years [and] Obvious omissions (such as screen color calibration) are being actively worked on as a matter of priority.

X11 has proven itself. If Wayland becomes the new X, I predict that X11 will become a kind of Python 2.7. It has remained the standard in most Linux distributions even 14 years after the official release of Python 3.

However, Fedora is also a very bleeding edge.

[Reactie gewijzigd door Redsandro op 20 september 2023 11:58]

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