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    Phoronix: Wayland's Eagle EGL Stack Gets Working DRI2

    It has been a while since last talking about Wayland, which is a new display server for Linux designed around newer X technologies like kernel mode-setting and the Graphics Execution Manager. Wayland is being developed as a side-project by Red Hat's Kristian Høgsberg...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzA2OQ

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    Now as of this morning, the Eagle EGL stack has a working DRI2 back-end as of this commit.

    'as of' used twice in one sentence, doesn't flow right.

    Remove this comment when fixed.

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    • #3
      I wonder if wayland's goal is to "compete" with xorg one day.

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      • #4
        X11 has a lot of legacy code in it. They're trying to start over again.

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        • #5
          I wonder, are they thinking of bringing OpenGL ES support to the desktop? That way be way cool.

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          • #6
            I don't know if Wayland will ever become a completely viable alternative to x.org but damnit, I hope so.

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            • #7
              as far as i understand the whole thing (ie reading the FAQ) it can be a complete alternative to X as long as someone writes a remote rendering server for wayland

              Hoegsberg mentioned on his blog that he plans to port GTK on it and i dont know if someone works on porting QT

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              • #8
                I don't get it. Will this intend to replace X11 at some point or is it just a hobby?

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                • #9
                  It started as a hobby but now no one really knows where it's going. There's certainly interest in the concept but no one's making any finite plans for the project's future or application.

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                  • #10
                    A Qt port would be awesome! I'm guessing a Wayland system would use next to nothing for RAM.

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                    • #11
                      I doubt Qt is putting resources into it yet, but they were definitely interested. They wrote their own display server for Qtopia (phones) that they would love to replace with Wayland if possible.

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                      • #12
                        since there has been a conversation about backends and stuff here:

                        kristian announced that he has written a backend for clutter

                        http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~krh/clutter

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                          since there has been a conversation about backends and stuff here:

                          kristian announced that he has written a backend for clutter

                          http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~krh/clutter
                          Yep, covered @ http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzEzNQ
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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