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    Phoronix: Sway 1.0 Alpha 5 Brings Multi-GPU Support, Virtual Keyboard Protocol

    The i3-inspired Sway 1.0 Wayland compositor had already introduced many features ahead of Sway 1.0 while with today's fifth alpha release are yet more new features to advertise...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ay-1.0-Alpha-5

  • #2
    Typos:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    The i3-inspired Sway 1.0 Wayland compositor had already introduced many features ahead of Sway 1.0
    (maybe not a typo, but is redundant)

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    developers are still working on pointer constaints and relative pointer protocol support, security improvements, various other i3 compatibiliy enhancements

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    • #3
      Sway 1.0 Alpha 5 Brings Multi-GPU Support
      Wait, what, why?

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      • #4
        Multi GPU support through Vulkan? Interesting, but sounds like a very major overkill just for a compositor. Games might benefit from multi-GPU in Vulkan though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

          Wait, what, why?
          Multi-display support?

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          • #6
            Multi-display support!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shmerl View Post
              Multi GPU support through Vulkan? Interesting, but sounds like a very major overkill just for a compositor. Games might benefit from multi-GPU in Vulkan though.
              DE should be aware of gpu is used, or/ and which gpu should given to program, this may help thermal and power management
              Last edited by samdraz; 08-06-2018, 11:53 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by samdraz View Post

                DE should be aware of gpu is used, or/ and which gpu should given to program, this may help thermal and power management
                "support for running the compositor on multiple GPUs" sounds more like it's providing a Wayland-era equivalent to spanning a Xinerama desktop across monitors attached to more than one video card.
                Last edited by ssokolow; 08-07-2018, 01:30 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by samdraz View Post

                  DE should be aware of gpu is used
                  But Sway is not a DE.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by samdraz View Post

                    DE should be aware of gpu is used, or/ and which gpu should given to program, this may help thermal and power management
                    Well sure, but it probably shouldn't render using all GPUs. One is more than enough.

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