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Date:      Wed, 22 Apr 2020 11:42:55 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <>
Cc:        Robert Huff <>,
Subject:   Re: Wayland on FreeBSD
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Steve O'Hara-Smith writes:

>  > 	Am I not understanding. or does that sound slow and full of
>  > possible failure modes?
>  	It does to me, but I know little to nothing of the innermost
>  details. I've looked into Wayland a few times in fair detail and
>  have yet to see a benefit. I know X is decried as a security horror
>  story, yet active exploits seem curiously rare and it has always
>  worked well for me.

	I generally hear three main criticisms:
	1) Full of known/possible exploits and security holes
	2) Based on 1980s concepts and hardware (which affects what code
		is written and how)
	3) "It just grew."  (Which contributes to (1).)


				Robert Huff

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