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 GTK+ Support Being Improved With CSD

Wayland

Published on 07 March 2013 11:45 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
11 Comments

The branch of the GTK+ tool-kit being used for introducing support for client side decorations is being prepped for review and ultimately being merged to mainline.

While there's already the Wayland back-end within GTK3, it isn't 100% feature complete and ready to be used by all. Among the missing functionality has been support for handling client side decorations, as used by the Weston compositor, rather than server side decorations as is common now for the Linux desktop.

Rob Bradford, Kristian Høgsberg, and other Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers have been working to bring "CSD" support to the tool-kit used by GNOME and others. Within the csd-for-review branch of the official GNOME GTK+ Git repository is their latest work, with the last commits being from last week.

This work adds in support for client-side decorations under Wayland. The support also allows using client side decorations on non-Wayland platforms by setting the GTK_CSD environment variable.

While GNOME/GTK 3.8 is due out before month's end, hopefully these Wayland improvements will be merged (along with other work) well in time for GNOME 3.10 later in the year. We're also looking forward to the revived GNOME Shell port for Wayland.

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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support
  2. Mutter 3.15.91 Fixes Wayland Nested Compositor Mode, Pointer Constraining
  3. NVIDIA Opens Up CPU-Based PhysX Code
  4. SPIR-V In GCC Is Already Being Talked About
  5. Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games
  6. Ubuntu Cloud Switches Over To Using Systemd By Default
  7. Xfce 4.12 Might Make It For Fedora 22
  8. Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet
  9. OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D
  10. Mozilla Is Getting Excited About WebGL 2
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL
  2. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  3. Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever
  4. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  5. A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line
  6. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  7. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  8. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support