In response to Wayland Breaks Your Bad Software

I say that the technical merits are irrelevant because I don’t believe that they’re a major factor any more in most people moving or not moving to Wayland.

With only a slight amount of generalization, none of these people will be moved by Wayland’s technical merits. The energetic people who could be persuaded by technical merits to go through switching desktop environments or in some cases replacing hardware (or accepting limited features) have mostly moved to Wayland already. The people who remain on X are there either because they don’t want to rebuild their desktop environment, they don’t want to do without features and performance they currently have, or their Linux distribution doesn’t think their desktop should switch to Wayland yet.

  • nyan@lemmy.cafe
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    9 months ago

    I’ll give you the multiple screens (not a use case I have myself, so I don’t pay attention to support quality). Isolation of applications is another thing that most users don’t really care that much about, I would say.

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      9 months ago

      users shouldn’t have to care about security. it should be the baseline.

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      9 months ago

      It’s legitimately important if you want to be able to pull random software from places and not have your system compromised, a la smartphone OSes.

      It’s not the whole story – things still aren’t entirely sandboxed aside from that – but without it, the GUI is a big security hole.