Excerpts from Paul Davis's message of 2011-02-22 17:57:44 +0100:
The 'remove X cruft' is the most tangible aspect for me (if it means
actually reducing complexity).
The rest sounds nice, and it might well be that X has become old, but I
don't see the big improvement coming up. Windows are called surfaces
now, can have different shapes and are more flexible, compositing,
transformations, I got that bit, but I don't see the UI improvement.
I've seen the demos with shapes flying around the desktop, I've seen
the conventional compositing window managers and wayland will probably
do all that and more, but I don't see the improvement in User
Interfaces. I see fancy effects that are good for a couple of 'wow,
looks cool' moments, but I can't see an improvement in usability coming
up. Maybe I'm just not enough of a visionary to see the great things
that will be possible but I'd sure like to see examples of User
Interfaces that will really benefit from it. I want to see things that
weren't possible before, real improvements for the user, not just
Again, I do hope that it will reduce complexity, code complexity,
difficulties with UI coding, etc. rather than increasing them. If it
will achieve that then it will be an improvement. Sadly though things
tend to become more complex. We'll see how it'll pan out, wayland in ~5
years or X for another decade. I haven't made many predictions yet, I
still dare to make them :).
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