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    Phoronix: Wayland & Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

    With Kristian Høgsberg seemingly busy with other projects, Pekka Paalanen went ahead and did the first alpha release for the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.6 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3MDU

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    While you can't expect everything to pass through a single person its kind of weird that something as important as WL doesn't have a dedicated maintainer.

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    • #3
      I though Wayland was pretty much done now though, and we're just waiting for the compositor bits to be integrated into the toolkits and whatnot?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
        While you can't expect everything to pass through a single person its kind of weird that something as important as WL doesn't have a dedicated maintainer.
        I guess it's called bad project management.
        Only one maintainer for the project that is at the core of next-gen Linux graphics stack? Check.
        Often fails to check/commit patches for weeks or months or not at all? Check.
        Left to work on something else a long time ago not even bothering telling the mailing list devs? Check.
        The project stalling and confused as a result? Check.

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        • #5
          Hm dats actually really strange, I wonder what is up with Kristian.
          I mean, he was quite visionary and dedicated to his project... something obviously isn't right there :s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
            Hm dats actually really strange, I wonder what is up with Kristian.
            I mean, he was quite visionary and dedicated to his project... something obviously isn't right there :s
            More likely intel has appointed him to work on other projects more important (for intel). I think WL is pretty much complete for what most companies need it to do.

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            • #7
              Linux Fondation Do Something, Please.

              Why The Linux Fondation do not support Wayland? Core Infrastracture Initiative epic fail.

              http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-...es-new-backers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sp82 View Post
                Why The Linux Fondation do not support Wayland? Core Infrastracture Initiative epic fail.

                http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-...es-new-backers
                What does that link have to do with Wayland? Do you even realizedTizen, the Linux platform officialy supported by Linux Foundation, uses Wayland?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by finalzone View Post
                  What does that link have to do with Wayland? Do you even realizedTizen, the Linux platform officialy supported by Linux Foundation, uses Wayland?
                  I mean, why the Wayland is not a CII core project with developers that work fulltime to help Wayland and the eco system of toolkits? Tizen is a specific project. Wayland must be officially released in a popular desktop distribution before considered completed.
                  Last edited by sp82; 08-23-2014, 04:35 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Tizen only needs very basic stuff from a display server - you won't see multiple input devices or multiple displays attached to a smartphone or watch. Not like those have much use for advanced window management either. Desktop needs more, but not many interested since X11 just works.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stellarwind View Post
                      Tizen only needs very basic stuff from a display server - you won't see multiple input devices or multiple displays attached to a smartphone or watch. Not like those have much use for advanced window management either. Desktop needs more, but not many interested since X11 just works.
                      i seen people use multiple input devices on them Xbox game pads etc and multiple displays on smartphone/tablets

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Attentäter View Post
                        i seen people use multiple input devices on them Xbox game pads etc and multiple displays on smartphone/tablets
                        Sure, maybe there is some phones that actually support that, but most won't even work as USB host.
                        Samsung&co can just declare it unsupported for now, since not many people would use it at all. They are selling phones and tablets, not portable consoles.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Stellarwind View Post
                          Sure, maybe there is some phones that actually support that, but most won't even work as USB host.
                          Samsung&co can just declare it unsupported for now, since not many people would use it at all. They are selling phones and tablets, not portable consoles.
                          All Android phones support it (at least above 4.0).

                          But even on Android 1.6 I gamed Mario Bros on a NES emulator with a Wii Mote synced over bluetooth.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pajn View Post
                            All Android phones support it (at least above 4.0).

                            But even on Android 1.6 I gamed Mario Bros on a NES emulator with a Wii Mote synced over bluetooth.
                            I feel like a savage for trying out such emulators on my PC now

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pajn View Post
                              All Android phones support it (at least above 4.0).
                              But even on Android 1.6 I gamed Mario Bros on a NES emulator with a Wii Mote synced over bluetooth.
                              For example Nexus 4 doesn't support USB OTG, Nexus 5 does. You can install custom kernel, but still need power source for it.
                              http://www.androidcentral.com/androi...sb-otg-nexus-4

                              Either way the point is that some features that are essential for full desktop, are not important for a phone/watch/tablet. It was just an example, probably not the best one.

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