Wayland is the best and recommended replacement to Xorg. Almost every Linux distribution these days come with xorg, maybe because of its compactability with huge range of hardware but Xorg is decades old and its time to change, For Good!Wayland is expected to replace Xorg in Ubuntu family and other major linux distro’s.
What is Wayland?
Wayland is intended as a simpler replacement for X, easier to develop and maintain. GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it.
Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
Part of the Wayland project is also the Weston reference implementation of a Wayland compositor. Weston can run as an X client or under Linux KMS and ships with a few demo clients. The Weston compositor is a minimal and fast compositor and is suitable for many embedded and mobile use cases.
To Install wayland in Kubuntu 17.04:
1.Run in terminal/Konsole
sudo apt install plasma-workspace-wayland
3.On Left corner you can choose your desktop.Select plasma (Wayland)
4.Enjoy Wayland 🙂
I experienced noticeable improvements in graphics and video playback compared to Xorg.Bugs are to be expected, as wayland is very much still in active development.