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  • Wayland, Weston 1.2 Release Candidate Are Out

    Phoronix: Wayland, Weston 1.2 Release Candidate Are Out

    Kristian Høgsberg has announced the first release candidates for the upcoming Wayland 1.2 release along with the Weston 1.2 reference compositor...

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    OK so which major distro uses Wayland 1.0 or 1.1? Hahaha...
    You're so cute

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    • #3
      Seriously, which major distro is going too? I'm bored of waiting.

      If wayland is so advanced and so far along and prefect in every way, such that the angels cry in its presense, why are you distros not installing it and running their GUI environments in XWayland? (People who don't want to run like this can just uninstall wayland, install xorg)

      So, very very very tired of waiting. Someone has to take the leap and do it. Let users break it and say what is and is not working.

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      • #4
        Thanks to MIR Wayland is hurrying up
        Last edited by edoantonioco; 07-10-2013, 10:35 AM.

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        • #5
          Because xwayland isn't ready yet?

          Archlinux has wayland/weston 1.1. gtk is compiled with wayland backend. kde/kwin 4.11 beta in the testing repository can be experimentally run in wayland with minor modifications of the startkde script.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
            Seriously, which major distro is going too? I'm bored of waiting.

            If wayland is so advanced and so far along and prefect in every way, such that the angels cry in its presense, why are you distros not installing it and running their GUI environments in XWayland? (People who don't want to run like this can just uninstall wayland, install xorg)

            So, very very very tired of waiting. Someone has to take the leap and do it. Let users break it and say what is and is not working.
            Because gnome is not even ready, not to mention that xwayland is not ready either

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
              Seriously, which major distro is going too? I'm bored of waiting.

              If wayland is so advanced and so far along and prefect in every way, such that the angels cry in its presense, why are you distros not installing it and running their GUI environments in XWayland? (People who don't want to run like this can just uninstall wayland, install xorg)

              So, very very very tired of waiting. Someone has to take the leap and do it. Let users break it and say what is and is not working.
              XWayland is not made for running whole desktops. Running a full X11-Desktop on top of Wayland -- just to be able to tell, that you are running Wayland -- makes no sense at all. It will only make things worse, performance and stability wise.

              IF you want Wayland so badly, simply use Weston. It's packaged on many distributions. Otherwise wait a few more months and you'll get a native port of your favourite Desktop.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dh04000 View Post
                Seriously, which major distro is going too? I'm bored of waiting.

                If wayland is so advanced and so far along and prefect in every way, such that the angels cry in its presense, why are you distros not installing it and running their GUI environments in XWayland? (People who don't want to run like this can just uninstall wayland, install xorg)

                So, very very very tired of waiting. Someone has to take the leap and do it. Let users break it and say what is and is not working.
                We already know that enough prices are missing that it would not be ready to be pushed on the users of a major distribution. Proprietary driver still do not have support, no major de has been adapted for it, xwayland has some issues and is not merged yet. Probably the first major distribution to use it will be fedora, but until all the pieces are in place your probably only going to find it in distributions meant for testing. Having everything run inside a xwayland window is of no benefit, and problematic as long as there isn't good driver coverage.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                  OK so which major distro uses Wayland 1.0 or 1.1? Hahaha...
                  So the release number of a software depends on how many distro use it? This is new to me.
                  In any case I can answer to your question:
                  EFL
                  KDE (4.12 branch)
                  GNOME (3.10 branch)
                  Tizen IVI (3.0 branch) (announcement)
                  R-pi (next release branch)
                  and probably many others that don't bother to tell me if they use wayland or not.

                  All those releases will appear in the second half of this year, and *here* we are not speaking about an incredible stupid thing as a whole DE upon a compatibility layer, do you understand the difference? :-)
                  Last edited by valeriodean; 07-10-2013, 11:07 AM.

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                  • #10
                    multi-seat support is a WIN

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