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    Phoronix: SDL2 Adds Wayland HiDPI Support

    The ever important Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) can now handle HiDPI window scaling under Wayland...

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

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    Fedora keeps pushing wayland. Ubuntu keeps polishing x11. And third parties like SDL helps as well. Next Fedora and Ubuntu is all we need. Small steps on drivers, the desktop and the games support. Giant leap for Linux.

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    • #3
      It's not about Fedora or Ubuntu. It's about compositors. The benefit of Xorg (despite all of its mess) - everyone works on the same thing, so efforts are pooled. In Wayland's world - everyone is for themselves, because all the burden is on compositors to implement core system features. That's why things are so excruciatingly slow with switch to Wayland. DEs are still basically not ready, and modern features take years to materialize.

      For Mutter, KWin, Sway and etc. it would be good if the amount of non shared effort was reduced.
      Last edited by shmerl; 06-12-2019, 01:07 PM.

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      • #4
        It’s all about Fedora and Ubuntu. They bring the developers.

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        • #5
          This is really good news. One step closer to having acceptable fractional scaling support. I hope more steam games pick up more recent versions of SDL (or use the runtime one to begin with) so we can use the wayland backend.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            It’s all about Fedora and Ubuntu. They bring the developers.
            Bring where? Fedora is mostly focused on Gnome. Ubuntu as well lately? So how for example do they bring developers for KWin, wlroots, and etc.?

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            • #7
              shmerl I don’t know about those compositors. I only need one compositor. Like I only need one kernel.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                shmerl I don’t know about those compositors. I only need one compositor. Like I only need one kernel.
                Exactly the point. You aren't the only user however, and other users have other needs.

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                • #9
                  Kernels are not equal. Compositors are not equal. Projects suffering from lack of resources aren’t that important. Who cares about Hurd or experimental compositors? If you want a supported compositor then Fedora or Ubuntu can provide that. Others as well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                    Kernels are not equal. Compositors are not equal. Projects suffering from lack of resources aren’t that important. Who cares about Hurd or experimental compositors? If you want a supported compositor then Fedora or Ubuntu can provide that. Others as well.
                    All projects suffer from lack of resources due to how Wayland compositors differ from Xorg. You are OK with slow development, I'm not. I think compositor developers should figure out ways to pool resources better. Wayland has its benefits, but the above is one huge downside, which they shouldn't ignore. You are delusional, if you think Wayland approach is a swap replacement for X resources wise.

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