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    Phoronix: Wayland 1.2.0 Released, Joined By Weston Compositor

    After about three months of development, Wayland 1.2.0 along with the matching version of its Weston reference compositor have been released. The updated Wayland/Weston stack bring many new features to the table...

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

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    On other related news Jolla announced that their phone will use wayland. (Not sure which version)

    https://twitter.com/JollaHQ/status/356034168351756290

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    • #3
      That looks good.

      Having 37 contributors speaks for itself!

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      • #4
        I remember some of use guys having a discussion here on phoronix forums about system compositors and if we need them and if weston is such a compositor.

        https://plus.google.com/100409717163...ts/HXibFPyKoEB

        This might clear things up.

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        • #5
          Now we just need Qt5.2, Mesa 9.2 (forgot why), and well, I don't know if KWin will keep using the Qpainter compositor, that Martin made, but if so, and if KDE 4.12 is based on Qt5.2, then at least KWin in KDE 4.12 is pretty far by Jan/Feb next year, if I've understood everything correctly
          Oh - and EGL-support on proprietary drivers!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by UraniumDeer View Post
            Now we just need Qt5.2, Mesa 9.2 (forgot why), and well, I don't know if KWin will keep using the Qpainter compositor, that Martin made, but if so, and if KDE 4.12 is based on Qt5.2, then at least KWin in KDE 4.12 is pretty far by Jan/Feb next year, if I've understood everything correctly
            Oh - and EGL-support on proprietary drivers!
            And XWayland merged in XOrg. Without that, you're either stuck with an old X server or you can't run X programs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
              On other related news Jolla announced that their phone will use wayland. (Not sure which version)

              https://twitter.com/JollaHQ/status/356034168351756290
              WOW this is huge! Ubuntu phone will have a very tough competitior. Ubuntu has the market share, now we see if that is enough. Launching with Wayland pretty much finalized my decision to buy a Jolla phone. It will be a historical milestone in the Linux world. Literally the first commercial device using the next gen Linux graphics stack!
              Last edited by varikonniemi; 07-13-2013, 11:26 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
                Ubuntu has the market share, now we see if that is enough.
                I doubt Canonical's market share concerning desktops will be of any help in the much bigger smartphone market.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
                  WOW this is huge! Ubuntu phone will have a very tough competitior. Ubuntu has the market share, now we see if that is enough. Launching with Wayland pretty much finalized my decision to buy a Jolla phone. It will be a historical milestone in the Linux history. Literally the first commercial device using the next gen Linux graphics stack!

                  Linux, Jolla and Wayland are in big parts done by Finns btw
                  The interesting thing is that both Ubuntu and Jolla phone (and tizen??) use Qt so apps will most likely be easy to port from one to another.

                  I personally wait for wayland on the desktop. And Firefox

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                    The interesting thing is that both Ubuntu and Jolla phone (and tizen??) use Qt so apps will most likely be easy to port from one to another.

                    I personally wait for wayland on the desktop. And Firefox
                    The primary supported method to write apps for Ubuntu, Tizen and FirefoxOS is HTML5. I think Sailfish will be able to run apps for a wide range of platforms (Qt/native, MeeGo, Android and HTML5).

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                    • #11
                      i Use Multi Seat's so i'm going to like this
                      Multi-seat improvements with configuration support through udev properties

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Scimmia View Post
                        And XWayland merged in XOrg. Without that, you're either stuck with an old X server or you can't run X programs.
                        Ah right - it's supposed to be merged in x.org server 1.15 - right?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chithanh View Post
                          The primary supported method to write apps for Ubuntu, Tizen and FirefoxOS is HTML5. I think Sailfish will be able to run apps for a wide range of platforms (Qt/native, MeeGo, Android and HTML5).
                          Its Qt/QML for Ubuntu.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                            I remember some of use guys having a discussion here on phoronix forums about system compositors and if we need them and if weston is such a compositor.

                            https://plus.google.com/100409717163...ts/HXibFPyKoEB

                            This might clear things up.
                            Thanks for that, i hadn't seen the link.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by UraniumDeer View Post
                              Ah right - it's supposed to be merged in x.org server 1.15 - right?
                              is it we can ask on the mailing list no?

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