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    Phoronix: A Short Video Tour Of The Wayland Display Server

    There's been a lot of talk lately about the Wayland Display Server since it was announced Ubuntu is going to deploy their Unity Desktop atop Wayland. The new Wayland mailing list has become lively with end-users and developers and there's more people now trying out this experimental lightweight display server that leverages OpenGL ES, kernel mode-setting, and the Graphics Execution Manager, among other recent Linux graphics technologies. Most people though still haven't seen or used Wayland, but here's a short video showing it off...

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

  • #2
    The rendering looks beautiful

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    • #3
      two more vids found on spacetube

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs9Ly5ldR9A

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssxB0...eature=related


      also a canonical employee (he has a canonical email) seems to have submitted some patches in the mailing list related to the clients

      interesting stuff

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      • #4
        Hi

        For those you want to try it out on Fedora, here is a experimental package

        http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/b...buildID=205017

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
          two more vids found on spacetube

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs9Ly5ldR9A

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssxB0...eature=related


          also a canonical employee (he has a canonical email) seems to have submitted some patches in the mailing list related to the clients

          interesting stuff
          That was Bryce Harrington, he's Canonical's X guy. I wouldn't be surprised if he is working on making it work for Ubuntu already

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          • #6
            Looks nice.

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            • #7
              Hummm... I found it yummy! Very nice demos about Wayland! :P

              Now, it would be nice ATI and nVidia proprietary drivers could support Wayland (even if it wasn't in a short term...).

              My 2c, cheers!

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              • #8
                Hm, it seems to do more than I thought. How is gtk/clutter affected by this?

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                • #9
                  I think that there are Wayland ports in progress...

                  Here is a GTK screenshot from the Wayland site http://wayland.freedesktop.org/wayland-gtk.png
                  I think its GTK 3, as it was made more cross platform.
                  I don't know how forward compatible GTK2 apps are with GTK3...

                  Here is some clutter screenshots from the Wayland site
                  http://wayland.freedesktop.org/clutter-hands.png
                  http://wayland.freedesktop.org/clutter-flowers.png

                  They also are working on QT 4. I don't know whats going to happen to QT 3 apps...
                  Here is a screenshot from the wayland site
                  http://wayland.freedesktop.org/qt-mainwindow.png

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by evolution View Post
                    Now, it would be nice ATI and nVidia proprietary drivers could support Wayland (even if it wasn't in a short term...).
                    No it wouldn't. That would be entirely counter productive. Let the blobs die, the open source drivers are already superior in the vast majority of ways, the banishment of the blob drivers will do nothing except accelerate the adoption and advancement of the superior open source drivers.

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                    • #11
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7RxuxlXFQQ


                      one more video of wayland running qt demo found on the tubez


                      does the demo working means that apps will run on it without much work???

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                      • #12
                        Better res

                        http://www.chaosreigns.com/wayland/wayland.ogv
                        Here's the OGV for those with firefox wanting a better view.

                        Here's Ubuntu-on-Intel setup directions:
                        http://www.chaosreigns.com/wayland/ubuntu.html

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