GNOME Will Move Full-Speed With Wayland Support
Phoronix: GNOME Will Move Full-Speed With Wayland Support
We already know that KDE developers aren't fond of Mir, Canonical's display server for the Unity desktop not derived from X.Org and Wayland. KDE developers aren't happy about it, some Xfce developers have also expressed dissatisfaction with the recent Canonical changes, and now there's a GNOME response. What's GNOME doing about Mir? They're laying out plans right now to move hard and fast with Wayland support!..
See Mir is a good thing, we should have Wayland adoption in no time now =).
Originally Posted by phoronix
Sounds like they are on about the same plan KDE is now
do you need the driver to support wayland even if you running just xwayland on top? what about the DE, how much of it has to be ready so that you can run xwayland?
The base of the system has to be supported by the driver.
Originally Posted by garegin
If your driver supports Wayland, you run Wayland and X-Wayland on top to transparently handle backwards compatibility.
If it doesn't, then you have to run X like normal. However, you can run Wayland as a layer on top of that for Wayland-specific apps if you want to.
I suspect it won't take the NVidia drivers too long to support Wayland, though. They've clearly been looking at EGL support for months, it's just a matter of when it will happen at this point. ATI, of course, who knows. I'm guessing they'll probably make it a priority once NVidia gets support for it, but you never know what's going to happen with those drivers.
I knew it was healthy to have rivalry, despite the many Mir haters. It benefits everyone having Wayland AND Mir. Now us users will get to benefit sooner than any of us anticipated
I love Mir!
It gave such a nice kick in the ass to everyone who was working on Wayland , out of complacency and into action.
Thank you Mark et al! If that was your plan all along, that's just pure genius!
Some people call it fragmentation. I call it selection pressure. Competition is always good for motivating people. Good times ahead!
That is not true at all.
Originally Posted by MartinN
Canonical said they'd use Wayland. They decided otherwise but never bothered to tell anyone until way later. We have been assuming they'd do their share of the work needed to use Wayland. Now that Canonical finally made public that they are not going to do their share, we're stepping up.
Mir is speeding up nothing. Canonical should've made their decision known to GNOME, even if just privately. Now we have been doing work, but still thought they'd do most of it.