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    Phoronix: Wayland & Weston 1.2.1 Released

    Kristian Høgsberg has put out the first point release to Wayland 1.2 and its adjoining Weston reference compositor. While mostly about bug-fixes, there's also some original new work found in Wayland/Weston 1.2.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ0Mjg

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    A quick search didn't reveal the answer so I'll ask here;

    How long until I can run without X? (I know it depends on what progs I use, let's say WINE and firefox)
    Also have an HTPC (AMD APU) that is itching to be running XBMC+Wayland without anything else in the way.

    Is this a complete waste looking into it now, or are we getting close?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverusiv View Post
    A quick search didn't reveal the answer so I'll ask here;

    How long until I can run without X? (I know it depends on what progs I use, let's say WINE and firefox)
    Also have an HTPC (AMD APU) that is itching to be running XBMC+Wayland without anything else in the way.

    Is this a complete waste looking into it now, or are we getting close?
    the E19 guys showed off there Wayland Desktop today so i say soon Wine and FireFox need Xorg to run for now far as i know

    http://e19releasemanager.wordpress.c...dose-of-the-w/

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    Cheers. And is there any other reason to be anticipating other than technical? Is it going to be perceptibly faster than running xorg?
    Sidenote: Frick I'm gonna have to give lots of money to the Crossover guys, Skyrim on Linux rules so much more than I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverusiv View Post
    Cheers. And is there any other reason to be anticipating other than technical? Is it going to be perceptibly faster than running xorg?
    Sidenote: Frick I'm gonna have to give lots of money to the Crossover guys, Skyrim on Linux rules so much more than I thought.
    It will finally eliminate tearing, and seems likely to improve smoothness of things like resizing windows. DRI3 could help out some of that in X, but it's yet to be seen how well that will work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverusiv View Post
    Cheers. And is there any other reason to be anticipating other than technical? Is it going to be perceptibly faster than running xorg?
    Sidenote: Frick I'm gonna have to give lots of money to the Crossover guys, Skyrim on Linux rules so much more than I thought.
    this shows off some speed
    http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-m...and-replaces-x

    and this is Wayland too

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverusiv View Post
    A quick search didn't reveal the answer so I'll ask here;

    How long until I can run without X? (I know it depends on what progs I use, let's say WINE and firefox)
    Also have an HTPC (AMD APU) that is itching to be running XBMC+Wayland without anything else in the way.

    Is this a complete waste looking into it now, or are we getting close?
    Gnome is looking to have a port to Wayland functional this year.
    KDE is looking to have a port to Wayland functional next summer.
    Enlightenment is...I think this christmas?
    XFCE is whenever they get along to porting to GTK3
    LXDE is whenever they get along to porting to Qt5

    Firefox...is still using GTK2, you're screwed there until they make the port a priority. Best bet will be Rekonq (when they make the Qt5 port), Ephiphany (GTK3 port), or maybe Chrome if Google makes it a priority.
    Wine... Not sure. I'm honestly not sure how heavily X-dependent wine is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    Gnome is looking to have a port to Wayland functional this year.
    KDE is looking to have a port to Wayland functional next summer.
    Enlightenment is...I think this christmas?
    XFCE is whenever they get along to porting to GTK3
    LXDE is whenever they get along to porting to Qt5

    Firefox...is still using GTK2, you're screwed there until they make the port a priority. Best bet will be Rekonq (when they make the Qt5 port), Ephiphany (GTK3 port), or maybe Chrome if Google makes it a priority.
    Wine... Not sure. I'm honestly not sure how heavily X-dependent wine is.
    did you read Enlightenment last blog? on E19 as pointed out by 89c51 http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...513#post352513

    this shows E19 on Wayland
    http://e19releasemanager.wordpress.c...dose-of-the-w/

    Mate is soon to come to Wayland as well
    and Martin Gräßlin had KDE running on Wayland so we may see a build this year

    and heres a nice little article on Wayland
    http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/...-waylands-rise

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxGamer View Post
    Wine and FireFox need Xorg to run for now far as i know
    Yes, they do. I was thinking about it, and the main reason some think the patch for using native D3D9 should not be merged, is a reason to not merge Wayland or Mir support: it's Linux specific. I wonder what would happen on that camp. If Wayland or Mir are supported, I see no reason (aside from possible code reasons, I mean) to not merge D3D9 bypassing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    XFCE is whenever they get along to porting to GTK3
    LXDE is whenever they get along to porting to Qt5
    ¿¿??
    None of them stated any upcoming port to either Wayland or Mir (I do hope they will support Wayland, eventually), and you should know porting the toolkit doesn't port the DEs. It just ports the apps, and specifically those not using any X specifics. Anything using directly X (which all window managers do, because there's no workaround it) needs to be ported manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverusiv View Post
    A quick search didn't reveal the answer so I'll ask here;

    How long until I can run without X? (I know it depends on what progs I use, let's say WINE and firefox)
    Also have an HTPC (AMD APU) that is itching to be running XBMC+Wayland without anything else in the way.

    Is this a complete waste looking into it now, or are we getting close?
    XBMC is using SDL, and since it's a fullscreen app, it should run on Wayland right now. Probably not entirely without bugs and not all features will be supported just yet, but it should run (you need to enable SDL's Wayland backend first with an environment variable, and probably need experimental SDL and XBMC code for it). This was posted a while ago, so things probably changed a bit, but still a good reference: http://smspillaz.wordpress.com/2013/...mc-on-wayland/

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