Originally Posted by GermanyChris
I’ve never been a slippery slope kinda guy but this is probably true.
It's absolutely true. The display server isn't just another piece of software like the different plain text editors out there. It's absolutely a fundamental part of our whole ecosystem and the last thing we need is fragmentation in that department. Especially when the fragmentation is for absolutely no reason at all. Canonical wasn't happy with ONE
way something was being done and instead of helping better Wayland, they decide to fragment an area that doesn't need fragmenting.
And aside from fragmenting the display server this has the possibility to fragment the video drivers as well. Now instead of just supporting one display server, they'll have to support 2 ( or 3 until X gets fully phased out ). And what's scary about it is they barely support X as it is, what happens when there's 2 more?
Intel already decided to drop XMir ( the X.org compatibility layer for Mir ) from their drivers, what's next? Who's next? This isn't speculation anymore, things are already starting to crumble.