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Replacement for X11?

 
David O'Meara
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I read something about a substitute for X-windows and if I remember correctly it was due to replace X11 completely.
I haven't been able to find anything else, does anyone have a link?
 
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Ubuntu is planning to replace X11 with Wayland.
 
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Thanks, yes I'm an Ubuntu user.
I'm looking forward to doing away with X11
 
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David O'Meara wrote:
I'm looking forward to doing away with X11


Why? What do you think you will gain?
 
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James Sabre wrote:Why? What do you think you will gain?

Follow the link (upthread) and see. Read the FAQ there.

In short, X was designed in the late 70s to work with "graphics terminal" that were very dumb and barely capable of graphics. These days, we have tons of smart things, an Apple iPhone has four processors, each more capable than a Vax of the late 70s. X-windows has had to maintain compatibility with all of the system, and a lot of it was never very good, and is now unused. But we can't kill it. Backward compatibility and all that.

The king is dead, long live the king
 
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