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    Phoronix: Wayland-Based Chromium Browser Released

    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done their first release of Ozone-Wayland, the new component that allows Google's Chromium web-browser to work natively on Wayland without any dependence on X.Org. Fedora and Ubuntu binaries are currently available...

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

  • #2
    Finally, awesome!
    ## VGA ##
    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    • #3
      Haha!
      Wayland Chrome for Ubuntu. I know that most of the Ubuntu derivatives uses/will use the Wayland protocol for their displayservers, it just kinda seems a little like a slap in Canonicals face, if it doesn't work with Mir :P

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      • #4
        Canonical will have to build a Mir backend for Ozone in the future. But meanwhile, this is awesome!

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        • #5
          Damn these journalists!
          It's not a release, it's a preview release, big difference implied. Still awesome news.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mark45 View Post
            Damn these journalists!
            It's not a release, it's a preview release, big difference implied. Still awesome news.
            Quite a milestone i might add.


            Come on Firefox people.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
              Quite a milestone i might add.


              Come on Firefox people.
              Yeah, Firefox and especially LibreOffice will take years, the latter might take 5+ years since it's got lots legacy code and mentality from the 90'.

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              • #8
                good times, good times indeed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                  Yeah, Firefox and especially LibreOffice will take years, the latter might take 5+ years since it's got lots legacy code and mentality from the 90'.
                  Yet they have been consitently releasing a browser that uses far less memory than Chrome ever since v21, they also push for open internet standards such as ASM.js rather than NIH solutions such as NaCl, so I wouldn't be sayng that they have a 'mentality from the 90's'.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                    Yet they have been consitently releasing a browser that uses far less memory than Chrome ever since v21, they also push for open internet standards such as ASM.js rather than NIH solutions such as NaCl, so I wouldn't be sayng that they have a 'mentality from the 90's'.
                    I think he was talking about LO only

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                      Fedora and Ubuntu binaries are currently available...
                      What about Gentoo ebuilds? I didn't find even an overlay...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                        Quite a milestone i might add.


                        Come on Firefox people.
                        Firefox to Wayland bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=635134

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                          Yet they have been consitently releasing a browser that uses far less memory than Chrome ever since v21, they also push for open internet standards such as ASM.js rather than NIH solutions such as NaCl, so I wouldn't be sayng that they have a 'mentality from the 90's'.
                          Firefox can do a lot quickly on issues they care about, but linux integration has never been one of those. Anyone expecting quick Wayland support from Firefox needs to lower their expectations.

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                          • #14
                            I wonder when Google will make the switch to Wayland on Chrome OS. My guess is sometime in 2014, but I suppose it depends on if they can get drivers working for all existing Chrome OS devices.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                              Firefox can do a lot quickly on issues they care about, but linux integration has never been one of those. Anyone expecting quick Wayland support from Firefox needs to lower their expectations.
                              Looking at the blocker bugs to the Firefox bug to add wayland support it looks like performance concerns seem to be holding back some of the work to switching to using Cario over Xrender.

                              See: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=738937

                              Aside from that looks like there has already been a bit of work done towards replacing GLX with EGL see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=788319

                              So basically things are moving slowly but there seems to be no real push to get Firefox working on Wayland.

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