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    Default Red Hat Developers Propose Wayland For Fedora 21

    Phoronix: Red Hat Developers Propose Wayland For Fedora 21

    After being an optional, experimental feature in Fedora 20, Wayland with GNOME 3.14 might be getting ready to take on the default Fedora 21 desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3NjI

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    This is great news. Gnome is on the right track.

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    what is missing for nvidia to support wayland? i remember people often claimed lack of EGL is the reason, but i think they shipped that with last driver.

    is there something else that's missing?

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    Yes... I've been waiting for wayland to hit the distros.

    I will switch to linux when I know I will have a tear free environment. :-D

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    Where's the monkey suit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ua=42 View Post
    Yes... I've been waiting for wayland to hit the distros.

    I will switch to linux when I know I will have a tear free environment. :-D
    This might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmy2cents View Post
    what is missing for nvidia to support wayland? i remember people often claimed lack of EGL is the reason, but i think they shipped that with last driver.

    is there something else that's missing?
    It lacks a KMS driver. But only if they go open source
    You can use Noveau's

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmy2cents View Post
    what is missing for nvidia to support wayland? i remember people often claimed lack of EGL is the reason, but i think they shipped that with last driver.

    is there something else that's missing?
    They either need to add support for the EGL DRM extension, or they need to write a wayland backend which supports their driver. The 2nd is most likely the direction they'll go, and it's similar to what they're already doing for X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    They either need to add support for the EGL DRM extension, or they need to write a wayland backend which supports their driver. The 2nd is most likely the direction they'll go, and it's similar to what they're already doing for X.
    yea. that would make sense for them to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by rxonda View Post
    It lacks a KMS driver. But only if they go open source
    You can use Noveau's
    sadly, nouveau is far from being ready. if i pick machine for OSS drivers it will be best supported amd graphic card at that time without question, but if i need 3d (gaming or coding) i go with nvidia and blob. if you need gl4+ now there is simply no other choice than proprietary, but by the time i'll be remotely finished mesa will most surely already support it

    afaik, as far as KMS goes wayland doesn't depend on it, just compositors and those can easily be written without KMS. off course, weston or mutter are out of question then, though i only care aboiut enlightenment anyway (also kms, sigh)

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    This is great news, and fits well with the release delay they planned on doing anyway.

    As far as the blob drivers go, they are not a target for Fedora, so how far along they are when it comes to supporting Wayland is probably of very little importance to them.

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