X is still going to stick around for a long time, and be fully supported by distros. They can't just get rid of it, for backwards compatibility reasons. Qt5 and GTK3 apps will run just as easily on either Wayland or X, so even though the protocol itself isn't backwards compatible with X the toolkits will be.So my question is: How will it work lets say with Ubuntu 13.10 and AMD 7XXX GPUs? Will I be forced to use the OSS drivers, or is there some backwards compatibility in this with X.org? I'm asking because I want to buy a new GPU (AMD Dual Graphics maybe) and I would like to keep them using even on 13.10, 14.04 etc....
Last edited by smitty3268; 09-22-2012 at 04:21 AM.
I'm guessing which DE is the first fully "Waylanded" one.
For the choice of GPUs AFAIK Intel's are the best choice, no matter the compatibility or the performance (if you do not want blobs), maybe you need a new CPU rather than a GPU
And there are many more probably.
Yeah its jjust research.
I also bet on E17 for First on WL
Last edited by 89c51; 09-22-2012 at 08:30 AM.
What linux needs is a terminal and vim or emacs. Nothing more. If linux gets something more than that then Microsoft wins.
+Lennart Poettering (he has no relation to wayland but is the root of all evil so we can blame him and for wayland)