On 04/28/2014 07:40 AM, Alexandre wrote:

> > Hi,
> >
> > Looks like X11 is will come to the end of its life in the next few years,
> > while Ubuntu talks of Mir and there is also Wayland. Will it be possible
> > to adapt TDE and TQt3 for these new graphic frameworks?
> >
> > Here is some links on it:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_%28software%29
> > http://www.zdnet.com/mark-shuttleworth-mir-has-delivered-what-we-hoped-7000017897/
> > http://beta.slashdot.org/story/186653
> >
> > -Alexandre
> This will be very difficult. I have been aware of Wayland for some time
> but I don't think X11 is truly coming to the end of its life anytime soon.
> When the time does come we would need to write a new backend renderer
> (probably targetting Cairo), then rewrite large chunks of TQt3, tdelibs,
> and tdebase at minimum. This is not possible with our current manpower.
> Tim

Yes, it looks like a very complicated adaptation. Even KDE is not yet supporting it fully, but at the same time, X  has a long history of no-so-good graphic performance and reliability issues. If something better, and better adapted to newer multi-platform devices is made, I think that it will be an improvement for Linux in general. Or maybe it is possible to use one of the little X systems like Xvesa or Xfbdev as a base to redirect the content of the screen to Wayland, but it is possible that it makes little improvement in performance at the same time.

From the discussions I have read about in the past, everyone sees it as a potential problem, but nobody seems to be terribly worried.
I don't think it's going to be much of an issue the first few years.
But then, .....I was just told that it would be better for humanity if I stop thinking.