Ubuntu 12.10 May Get Wayland as a Tech Preview

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http://www.ubuntuvibes.com – In a UDS session today, Canonical discussed plans to implement Wayland Tech Preview in Quantal. Ubuntu 12.04 may get Wayland implemented as a system compositor making overall boot experience more smooth.  More specifically, a Wayland demo-compositor plus a LightDM greeter wayland backend can be used to start user's X sessions in Ubuntu 12.10. This will bring a number of benefits: Smooth transitions from the splash screen to the greeter to the session and back again One consistent monitor layout for all stages of the boot LightDM greeter as the lock screen Ensuring that user c (HowTos)