[Gambas-user] wayland and screen

roberto.premoli at tiscali.it roberto.premoli at tiscali.it
Mon Jan 30 15:04:39 CET 2023

Il 30.01.2023 13:36 Admin ha scritto:

> I frequently notice here in the maillist that people ask why this and
> that and whatnot does not work in Wayland, and I am always very
> surprised by this questions. Why do you wanna use this someone's
> unimportant abomination of a code if it would most certainly be
> forgotten soon anyway as a stillborn. Moving windows in Wayland is 
> one
> of many thing that is strictly forbidden. The Idea behind this is 
> that
> if your program knows where on screen it is, or, god forbid, other
> program will know this - then you are in GRAVE DANGER because it is a
> deadly vulnerability. This hipster-only attempt to replace Xorg, 
> wich,
> among other things, simply works - is not, IMHO, of any interest to
> anyone who is at least 13 years old.
> I hate Wayland with passion, yes. It's not secure, it's beyond absurd
> restrictive. Your question was "Is it forgetting or a bug" - it's
> neither. It's Wayland's developers telling you they know better what 
> you
> should and should not do with your PC and order you to stop wishing
> stuff they don't want you to. "Is There a turn-around?" Of course 
> there
> is. Use Xorg. Main benefit - it works. It always did. It never was
> broken so it does not need to be fixed. It's just that today many X
> features were re-written on the side of toolkits and window managers,
> and X can do so many things, that just became obsolete, so some 
> smartass
> thought "Oh wow, If I can rip DRI from X and say I made a new 
> graphics
> server for Linux, I would be famous". Linux never needed that. 
> There's
> no benefits of using Wayland. There are infinite number of downsides 
> to
> using Wayland, some of which are due to it's just ridiculously raw 
> and
> crawling with bugs, and some are due to babies that develop it are
> simply torn from reality and are not driven by what people need from
> Linux GUI but rather what they want people to.


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