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Moving On From An X.Org World To Wayland

Wayland

Published on 06 February 2013 02:51 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Taking place in Canberra, Australia last week was Linux.Conf.Au. The videos from LCA 2013 have now been uploaded and one of the talks likely to excite Phoronix readers is Daniel Stone's perspective of X.Org and Wayland.

Stone's talk was entitled "The real story behind Wayland and X" and went over the history of X11/X.Org over the years and how it's basically become a huge mess. His talk then turned to the positive traits of Wayland and how with its integrated compositor every frame is meant to be perfect, it does away without all of the X cruft, and the remote display technology (once finished) should be better than with X11. His talk was mainly intended to dispel myths about Wayland.

Daniel Stone also shared that the items holding him back from switching over to Wayland on his production machine comes down to the Wayland touch-pad support needing to be improved and that the GNOME Shell / Mutter port needs to be brought up to date. Daniel was looking at bringing up to date the GNOME Wayland port, but hasn't done so yet.

Here's the video courtesy of the Linux.Conf.Au organizers:

Other LCA 2013 videos can be found here.

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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 .
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