Phoronix was at the Linux Foundation Collaboration
Summit and has two articles on the status of Wayland and X11
integration. The second talk was about the current
status of Wayland, and its impending release (version 1.0 is due
this summer). The developers also have an experimental GNOME-Shell
working on Wayland. There's a (kind of shaky) video of this
talk (attached, and at youtube for those wanting the html5
version). The first talk (by Keith Packard) covered X11
support on Wayland. It's basically ready to go, but window
management is implemented only as a hack right now. The next year
could be quite exciting for GNU/Linux and BSD users as distributions
begin including Wayland as an alternative to X.org.
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to
be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?