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    Phoronix: Moving On From An X.Org World To Wayland

    Taking place in Canberra, Australia last week was Linux.Conf.Au. The videos from LCA 2013 have now been uploaded and one of the talks likely to excite Phoronix readers is Daniel Stone's perspective of X.Org and Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5NTI

  • #2
    I would love to see this video, but it does not work, as the mirror refuses the connection. Am I the only one to experience this?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by frign View Post
      I would love to see this video, but it does not work, as the mirror refuses the connection. Am I the only one to experience this?
      The video is not working for me as well.
      Perhaps the server is getting bombarded.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nerdopolis View Post
        The video is not working for me as well.
        Perhaps the server is getting bombarded.
        As long as it is not Microsoft...

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        • #5
          This is the direct link to the video:

          http://mirror.linux.org.au/linux.con...land_and_X.mp4

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
            This is the direct link to the video:

            http://mirror.linux.org.au/linux.con...land_and_X.mp4
            Thanks for the effort, but I know how to get the URL. It seems to be a server-issue.

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            • #7
              I had to wget the video, couldn't access it through the browser.

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              • #8
                Ok, I digged in a bit and found out that you can download the video using public-ftp (bypassing the faulty http-handling) with this URL, shouldn't even wget work for you:

                ftp://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux....land_and_X.mp4

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                • #9
                  Finished watching it now, it was very interesting. I'm not sure if that's because it said exactly what I was looking for it to say though i.e. X sucks and we should replace it with Wayland asap. It's a very good video for the X apologist posts though, of which there's plenty of examples on in the Phoronix forums. Every time someone says Wayland isn't a replacement for X, and X isn't going anywhere anytime soon blah blah, this video is the perfect reply.

                  God, I can't wait to try a Gentoo install with Wayland and excluding X in my use flags.

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                  • #10
                    Wonderful presentation!

                    What an awesome presentation! It pointed out everything that X suffers from. He sooo nailed it.

                    Thank you for the hard work!

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                    • #11
                      I hope I can run my KDE desktop on KWin with Wayland support soon. With prop. NVIDIA driver of course. *dream*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                        I hope I can run my KDE desktop on KWin with Wayland support soon. With prop. NVIDIA driver of course. *dream*
                        Amen. I personally never cared for open source GPU drivers - I do care for functional, stable and performant drivers though, with good documentation on how to use them, examples, as well as liberal licensing (e.g. royalty-free).

                        KDE on Wayland would be -sweet-!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MartinN View Post
                          Amen. I personally never cared for open source GPU drivers - I do care for functional, stable and performant drivers though, with good documentation on how to use them, examples, as well as liberal licensing (e.g. royalty-free).

                          KDE on Wayland would be -sweet-!
                          KDEs UI seams to be very efficient already compared to Gnome Shell on my old Laptop. It is very snappy despite all the eye candy. With Gnome it took about half a second everytime i clicked a tray icon until I got a rather jerky response. KDE deserves a good display sever.

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                          • #14
                            Nice watch, can't wait till Wayland is more supported in the Linux world. I won't be able to use it till AMD or NVidia ports their drivers to it (or Intel suddenly starts making faster graphics chips), so I really hope those companies are looking into supporting it soon.

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                            • #15
                              My understanding was that Wayland worked with the radeon and nouveau open source drivers today.

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