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  • Mir Has Partial Support For The NVIDIA Proprietary Driver, X11 Support Remains WIP

    Phoronix: Mir Has Partial Support For The NVIDIA Proprietary Driver, X11 Support Remains WIP

    Canonical's team responsible for continuing to advance the Mir display server has been making good progress this summer on fleshing out some missing functionality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...NVIDIA-Support

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    It's sad that we (as an open source community) are giving up. I would like that every project would stand up as Sway developers and refuse to implement NVIDIA support. Yes, it would be very painfull and long battle but eventually, one side will have to break, hopefully, that would be NVIDIA.

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    • #3
      Typo:

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      That work is still being purused and is a work-in-progress.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mskarbek View Post
        It's sad that we (as an open source community) are giving up. I would like that every project would stand up as Sway developers and refuse to implement NVIDIA support. Yes, it would be very painfull and long battle but eventually, one side will have to break, hopefully, that would be NVIDIA.
        nonsense. EGLStreams is an open standard from khronos. GBM is linux platform junk.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post

          nonsense. EGLStreams is an open standard from khronos. GBM is linux platform junk.
          Open standard or not, it is only implemented by a the proprietary Nvidia driver and maybe a few mobile chips. GBM is in effect an open standard + implementation that all other open source drivers conform to.


          A quote straight from Phoronix "shortcomings of EGLStream are the open standard being implemented differently by vendors, there isn't cross-device support" ... meaning it isn't much of a standard.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post

            nonsense. EGLStreams is an open standard from khronos. GBM is linux platform junk.
            But nVidia is evil! /s

            Originally posted by cb88 View Post

            Open standard or not, it is only implemented by a the proprietary Nvidia driver and maybe a few mobile chips. GBM is in effect an open standard + implementation that all other open source drivers conform to.


            A quote straight from Phoronix "shortcomings of EGLStream are the open standard being implemented differently by vendors, there isn't cross-device support" ... meaning it isn't much of a standard.
            Just because Mesa does something doesn't mean nVidia should follow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mskarbek View Post
              It's sad that we (as an open source community) are giving up. I would like that every project would stand up as Sway developers and refuse to implement NVIDIA support. Yes, it would be very painfull and long battle but eventually, one side will have to break, hopefully, that would be NVIDIA.
              Speak for yourself, the "open source community" is not just the FSF extremists.

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              • #8
                I thought it's not a display server anymore, but a Wayland compositor now?

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                • #9
                  Lubuntu team announced that they are going to switch from X to Mir for Lubuntu 20.10

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pharaone View Post
                    Lubuntu team announced that they are going to switch from X to Mir for Lubuntu 20.10
                    Yes that was covered hours ago @ https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ox-Mir-Wayland
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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