Linux desktop “progress”

Northfield/Norwood isn’t about changing anything fundamentally with Wayland/Weston, but Moreau doesn’t like the pace of development within Wayland/Weston and it being bottlenecked at times by Kristian’s workload. Moreau is also more focused on just “desktop bling” and effects than low-level graphics subsystem work. Among the desktop effects he wants to bring over from Compiz into a Wayland compositor include the desktop cube, desktop wall, scale, wobbly windows, expo, and Emerald Theme support.

[Phoronix] Wayland/Weston Fork Now Called Northfield/Norwood.

In a couple of years you’ll have to get a new computer to run any sort of Linux desktop environment, while your old computers get Windows installed on them.