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Date:      Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:26:56 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        "Kevin P. Neal" <kpn@neutralgood.org>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, "\@lbutlr" <kremels@kreme.com>
Subject:   Re:  Wayland on FreeBSD
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Kevin P. Neal writes:

>  On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 01:30:07PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:

>  > 	Also: if I understand the conversation, Wayland works OK when
>  > client and server are the same machine, but not over a network?
>  
>  I thought I read that Wayland considers access over the network to be a
>  solved problem without having to build it into the lowest levels of the
>  graphics stack. Remote Desktop, VNC, etc., all give network access. What
>  you miss is intermingling of windows from several machines. But is that
>  such a common use case that it should be designed for from the start?

	Define "common".  :-)
	I can bear witness to having done so (using X) multiple times
over a 30 year career.  In no case was it the only possible solution;
in several it was clearly superior to the alternatives.  That various
major players implement and actively maintain some version suggests the
concept is valuable.
	Anyone else?


			Respectfully,


				Robert Huff






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