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    Phoronix: Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active

    While there's been a lot of Wayland announcements recently, there hasn't been much news on the Wayland-powered Qt5-based Hawaii desktop that's part of the Maui project. Though they have hit a roadblock in their "Green Island" Wayland compositor, the desktop shell continues to move forward with new features and functionality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3ODg

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    What is the point of rewriting a compositor if Weston works fine and fast?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
      What is the point of rewriting a compositor if Weston works fine and fast?
      The wayland developers are VERY clear that Weston is a test-bed for ideas and is only an example of how to do things. It probably will never get optimized fully and is only meant to be there as a tutorial for Gnome or Enlightenment or KDE to show a way to do their own work

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      • #4
        Originally posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
        What is the point of rewriting a compositor if Weston works fine and fast?
        Same reason we have dozens of window managers: to implement custom UI and behavior.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
          What is the point of rewriting a compositor if Weston works fine and fast?
          More likely they'll end up using KWin 5.

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          • #6
            Re: Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active

            Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
            More likely they'll end up using KWin 5.
            exact Yes i agree with Awesomeness!

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