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Patches So Nouveau Users Can Try Out Wayland

Wayland

Published on 29 October 2010 12:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Chia-I Wu, the open-source developer who previously worked to bring Mesa to Android devices and worked on the new EGL state tracker, is now working for LunarG and has just published a patch-set that enables the Nouveau graphics driver to run the Wayland Display Server.

This patch-set that was delivered today to the Wayland mailing list fixes GLES and Cairo-GL along with an XCB-proto bug so that Wayland on X11 can be run with the Nouveau driver. Chia-I states that the support isn't perfected (i.e. no alpha support for pointer images), but some of the Wayland demo clients are now running.

In other news related to Wayland, earlier this week Clutter gained Wayland support, Wayland was demonstrated last month at XDS Toulouse, and GTK+ and Qt continue to become more friendly towards this alternative display server that may be deployed first by Intel's MeeGo Touch.

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