1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Wayland: GBM Changes, Triple Buffering Support

Wayland

Published on 14 December 2011 06:06 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
3 Comments

There's some new year-end work going on in the land of Wayland following a mysterious event.

Ander Conselvan de Oliveira, one of the Nokia developers in Helsinki that joined Intel and is now part of Intel's Wayland team, published a new patch-set this morning to the wayland-devel mailing list.

The patches provide a new prototype implementation of moving the DRM compositor to a new gbm_surface interface so that the EGL implementation can handle buffer management. The last pach also adds triple buffering support to the DRM platform in the egl_dri2 driver.

There's also been many other patches (largely from Intel developers) floating around for Wayland in recent weeks as can be found from the mailing list archive.

What's also interesting is part of what Ander said in his email announcing the patch-set. "So, in London we discussed moving the drm compositor to a new gbm_surface interface." Evidently there was some sort of Wayland development event going on in London. I haven't heard of such event taking place up until now nor have I been able to locate any public information on the matter, but it's good to see Intel taking Wayland quite seriously.

We should hear more about the Wayland Display Server at FOSDEM in Brussels come February.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  2. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  2. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  3. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
  4. The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR
  2. Microsoft & AMD Release C++ AMP Compiler With Linux Support
  3. AMD, Wine & Valve Dominated August For Linux Users
  4. Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule
  5. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  6. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Arrives Via Its New Release Manager
  7. Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD
  8. MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users
  9. See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs
  10. AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  4. SSD seems slow
  5. Is laptop with Intel CPU and AMD dGPU worth buying considering especially AMD Enduro?
  6. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04
  7. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  8. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS