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MeeGo Being Ported To Wayland 76

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from the netcraft-confirms-x11-is-dying dept.
An anonymous reader writes "From the MeeGo SF2011 conference this week it was disclosed that MeeGo may ship the Wayland Server with the tablet version of the MeeGo 1.3 operating system for release in October." A reasonably annotated version of the presentation slides. Unfortunately video of the talk is not yet available.
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MeeGo Being Ported To Wayland

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  • by killfixx (148785) * on Friday May 27, 2011 @05:15PM (#36267576) Journal
    Kristian Høgsberg has been at the forefront for a while now. Imagine pulling an Apple/MS/Linux coup. "Subvert the dominant paradigm." That was my favorite saying (20 years ago). I'm happy to see ANYONE doing it. X has been the "paradigm" for so long that no one WANTED to challenge it. Kudos Kristian.
  • by mickwd (196449) on Friday May 27, 2011 @05:41PM (#36267844)

    Yes, it is good to see that.

    However, this kind of thing is precisely why Nokia dropped Meego. Nokia is in the business of selling phones, not on some never-ending quest for the ultimate Linux UI without ever getting something out of the door.

    The mobile phone marketplace is very fast-moving. At some point, you need to stick with what already works, and polish it, instead of dropping it for the latest shiny instead.

    The tragedy with Nokia is that they were 90% there with Maemo. While their competitors surged ahead, they dropped Maemo and virtually started afresh with something about 10% ready instead.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.