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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.10 Continues Pushing Ahead With Wayland

    New GTK+, Mutter, and GNOME Shell development releases in recent days continues advancing the GNOME 3.10 support for Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ0MjQ

  • #2
    Originally posted by Honton View Post
    That is how you do away with software with non-free contributor agreements. Watch and learn KDE.
    why do you say non free?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
      why do you say non free?
      KDE and/or Qt probably touched a nerve in some way.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Honton View Post
        That is how you do away with software with non-free contributor agreements. Watch and learn KDE.
        well that is a bit shortsighted opinion, Qt is tackleing many things at once[community/digia togheter] and its already supporting Wayland very close to Gtk+ level. I mean GTK+ is great but they have less issues to focus compared to Qt5/KF5, for example:

        1.) KDE project is trimming all the fat from KDElibs and integrating all the useful features back to QtCore[will help tons for portability]
        2.) Wayland required bit more time on Qt due to scenegraphs integration, proper EGL/GLES, proper window management abstraction[QPA], QML composite API, QObject integration for wayland events, etc
        3.) Qt is focusing in parallel in android/iOS/BB10 ports too
        4.) Massive improvement in X11 codepath through abstraction and XCB migration
        5.) KDE wanted to leave a very stable 4.11 revision before focus totally in KF5 to avoid another 4.0 release situation
        6.) phasing out KDM and focus on a lean solution and systemd logind for wayland/XCB[for now QDDM seem the best candidate]

        my point is both have different fronts to attack and different timescales to do it, i mean is awesome that gnome is getting wayland in september and is awesome that KDE is focusing in wayland, efficiency and portability for later next year and is awesome that EFL will go for wayland too in december

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
          why do you say non free?
          He's just yet another Phoronix troll trying to cause controversy by spreading FUD and lies about open source projects.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teho View Post
            He's just yet another Phoronix troll trying to cause controversy by spreading FUD and lies about open source projects.
            like saying the FSF will not be only free?

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            • #7
              Thanks for the news, always good to hear from gnome and wayland.

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              • #8
                GNOME is focussed on Wayland, KDE as well. Move along, nothing to see except respect.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Honton View Post
                  Gnome's and GTK's focus is transperant freedom and Linux. KDE's and Qt's focus is something else. I find it very hard not to admire gnome for its high standards and noble deeds. Now they even prove to be going at much higher development pace than KDE. What is there not to like?

                  Noble deeds? You make it should like they are trying to find a cure for cancer. How are they proving that they are going at a "higher development pace"? Given your track record, I'd be highly surprised if you could prove it, given that facts or even reality are not exactly your forte.


                  Originally posted by Honton View Post
                  Yes I know some people are angry about them removing anti-features. Hate no more, 3.10 includes a revised tweal tool. While still being an outside job, the tweak tool got endorsed to the level of being a designed app and an official feature of 3.10.
                  Quite a wonderful contradiction in terms. So you are saying that they are introducing a tweal [sic] tool to restore the "anti" features. If they are, then isn't that an admission that those "anti-features" are in fact features that people actually want?

                  Also, given that they are insisting on having a tweak tool just to simply enable features that people want, instead of having the options built into GNOME and its programmes by default is indicative that as a whole the developers are still failing to properly listen to their users?

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                  • #10
                    I'd be very interested to see gnome/wayland running on a raspberrypi. potentially the performance could be quite good.

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                    • #11
                      Personally I think both KDE and gnome go to two different extremes and I'd like them to both move towards a middle ground.

                      KDE's interface is still quite convoluted and janky, and its just massively overloaded with many features, many of which really aren't necessary. It is nice to have a very tweakable and customizable desktop, but its impossible to have a properly polished and not-super-buggy UI when you have a shitload of features to maintain. You run into issues where some features may interact poorly with each other, or features that are so rarely used/tested that they are broken and buggy and things like that. I really dislike KDE's plasma shell, its very customizable but very rough and "clunky", it still suffers from tons of padding and alignment issues too. There are a few things I really love about KDE, for example Kwin is by far the best compositing window manager on linux, very good performance, very customizable, and very stable (far less buggy than compiz too ). KDE is always a desktop I "want to like", but I always end up feeling its too convoluted and buggy when using it.

                      Now on the gnome side, I would say they went too far, they removed some very popular and pretty objectively useful features. Interacting with the gnome developers it can often seem that they are very much "in their own little world" and don't respond very well to critisism. However in the end I do still prefer gnome, I just find its interface to be much cleaner, polished and more usable. For the most part it still gives me the features I need, and anything else I've been able to easily add via the tweak tool or extensions.

                      When it comes to a balance of features and customization I actually prefer XFCE. It has a very simple and usable interface, that is sane and reasonably customizable. However I don't like how outdated XFCE is under the hood, its very slow development pace, and lack of opengl compositing (using 3rd party compositors always results in problems for me, compiz is extremely buggy and I don't like the way compton handles shadows, as far as I'm concerned proper opengl compositing is an absolute necessity, I loathe video-tearing and like the features an open gl compositing can provide, such as shadows, expose and nicer alt tab switching etc...)

                      In the end what I'd prefer is something simple, light and customizable like XFCE, but built on modern gnome 3/gnome-shell like technology (and no cinnamon does not fit this bill, its interface is a total mess and its quite sluggish and buggy. From a tech standpoint elementary's pantheon comes close, but its not very customizable)
                      Last edited by bwat47; 08-23-2013, 10:15 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Honton View Post
                        That is how you do away with software with non-free contributor agreements. Watch and learn KDE.
                        Oh, funky is back. I hadn't noticed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                          Personally I think both KDE and gnome go to two different extremes and I'd like them to both move towards a middle ground.

                          KDE's interface is still quite convoluted and janky, and its just massively overloaded with many features, many of which really aren't necessary. It is nice to have a very tweakable and customizable desktop, but its impossible to have a properly polished and not-super-buggy UI when you have a shitload of features to maintain. You run into issues where some features may interact poorly with each other, or features that are so rarely used/tested that they are broken and buggy and things like that. I really dislike KDE's plasma shell, its very customizable but very rough and "clunky", it still suffers from tons of padding and alignment issues too. There are a few things I really love about KDE, for example Kwin is by far the best compositing window manager on linux, very good performance, very customizable, and very stable (far less buggy than compiz too ). KDE is always a desktop I "want to like", but I always end up feeling its too convoluted and buggy when using it.
                          I found KDE 3 to be an absolute mess and I don't think its cartoonish theme helped either. I find KDE 4 to be more refined but I find that in some instances the customisability can be overwhelming. On the positive side there seems to be a move towards simplifying some aspects with the KlyDE project. I hope they don't take it too far though!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                            KDE's interface is still quite convoluted and janky, and its just massively overloaded with many features, many of which really aren't necessary.
                            Then don't use them and STFU.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                              Then don't use them and STFU.
                              Why the hate, Awesomeness? bwat seemed to be fair-handed and hardly a troll that deserves such a response. Complain about Honton, if you must (but I'd rather you didn't), but bwat's post didn't smell trollish to me.

                              Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                              6.) phasing out KDM and focus on a lean solution and systemd logind for wayland/XCB[for now QDDM seem the best candidate]
                              I hadn't heard that KDE was tying themselves to systemd. That's a good thing, IMHO, but surprising since I'd thought they'd described themselves as very much a crossplatform environment.
                              I think gnome is doing the same thing, and is also the the right choice since being able to assume systemd makes things a decent amount simpler.
                              Last edited by liam; 08-23-2013, 02:06 PM.

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