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  • Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland

    Phoronix: Dual X Servers Running Side-By-Side With Wayland

    It was just earlier this week that Wayland picked up a terminal as Kristian Høgsberg was working to get a real X Server running under this mini display server with integrated compositing manager that's designed around technologies like kernel mode-setting and the Graphics Execution Manager. Now though Wayland has reached another milestone...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjkyMg

  • #2
    I wonder how the X.org developers feel about this.

    I would assume, that would prefer X over anything else...

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    • #3
      The future is bright

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ethana2 View Post
        The future is bright
        Not really. Isn't this 1 guy working on his spare time?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vadi View Post
          Not really. Isn't this 1 guy working on his spare time?
          Funny, that sounds a lot like how an apparently quite popular project I recently heard about started - I think they call it a kernel or something.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oblivious_maximus View Post
            Funny, that sounds a lot like how an apparently quite popular project I recently heard about started - I think they call it a kernel or something.
            Love the pun!

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            • #7
              But isn't this designed for embedded devices, not desktop environments?

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              • #8
                it grows and grows...seems to be able to replace xserver sometime...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Regenwald View Post
                  it grows and grows...seems to be able to replace xserver sometime...
                  Replace?? They got TWO of them running on top of it!

                  But I do wonder which low level parts of X it could be replacing? And I assume one of the advantages here is simplicity? That Wayland is able to do some things quite easily (like compositing) and therefore takes that burden away from the X server?

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                  • #10
                    it's unbelievable how fast they develop it. afaik, it's just one guy or at least a bunch of guys, not many people. x.org took several months to get features that these guys add by several weeks.
                    ps: i've the feeling that it got better than expected?! perhaps not just as an alternative for embedded systems? i'm hoping..

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                    • #11
                      I'm just guessing, but I don't think krh wrote an X server replacement here; this would probably be X in its current form with drivers that use Wayland for drawing rather than hitting hardware directly.

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                      • #12
                        I'm no expert, but I would guess he can make a lot of progress since there is nothing stopping him from using existing Xserver and X.org code. It's not like he's starting completely from scratch...we all have the privilege to watch open source's benefits in action. I hope he continues making progress.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                          I'm just guessing, but I don't think krh wrote an X server replacement here; this would probably be X in its current form with drivers that use Wayland for drawing rather than hitting hardware directly.
                          oh it uses the hw alright, it just redirectks kms front buffers to wayland.

                          all this stuff needs kms.

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            I have a FAQ page over in the Google group for the project that answers many of the questions here:

                            http://groups.google.com/group/wayla...keds-questions

                            cheers,
                            Kristian

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the faq

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