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    Phoronix: Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Aiming To Release Next Month

    Simon Ser who has been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager has laid out a schedule for getting out the next major release of Wayland's reference compositor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-Release-Plan

  • #2
    I like how the version is already 7.0 although it is practically not in real world use (apart from a few experimental setups where there is still nothing close to a feature parity with X-based compositors).

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    • #3
      Oh come on another API break -_-

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      • #4
        aksdb at least its version is pretty much close to the xorg's 7v7! One more release and the world will have to take them seriously! yeah. And if it won't then it'll be integrated into systemd to leave no choice. Because someone needs to drag you retrogrades into the bright future!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by aksdb View Post
          I like how the version is already 7.0 although it is practically not in real world use (apart from a few experimental setups where there is still nothing close to a feature parity with X-based compositors).
          Duh! It's a reference compositor. The only real world use it's supposed to get is as a testing-ground for wayland protocols, and as a bare-basics example for developers writing "real world" wayland compositors. It's been doing that since the first release.

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          • #6
            Firefox seems to work pretty good on Weston.
            But Snap apps (like GNOME Calculator on Ubuntu) does not seem to work on Weston.

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            • #7
              So, Wayland is still FAR from being remotely usable, yet IBM wants to switch over to it.

              How can you take a windowing system that can't run OBS seriously? Try providing a viable option before you shove it down people's throats.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by flux242 View Post
                aksdb at least its version is pretty much close to the xorg's 7v7! One more release and the world will have to take them seriously! yeah. And if it won't then it'll be integrated into systemd to leave no choice. Because someone needs to drag you retrogrades into the bright future!
                Like really?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by birdie View Post
                  Once again with that Linux insulting and Windows praising?

                  Let me get some of your points wrong:

                  Applications (or GUI toolkits) must implement their own font antialiasing - there's no API for setting system-wide font rendering.
                  FreeType (used by Qt and GTK and a thousand toolkits) provides its own anti-aliasing mechanism. We use fontconfig to do so (likewise, used by a thousand toolkits).

                  Applications (or GUI toolkits) must implement their own DPI scaling.
                  Why do you think this is a problem when it applies to X11 too?

                  Wayland works through rasterization of pixels
                  This is probably the biggest nonsense I've ever heard!!! You know how macOS and Windows work the same way too, right?

                  XWayland refresh rate is locked to 60Hz - that's actually a serious problem since most games for Linux use the X11 protocol.
                  This problem is getting a solution thanks to the work of van Vugt and the KDE team.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    Firefox seems to work pretty good on Weston.
                    But Snap apps (like GNOME Calculator on Ubuntu) does not seem to work on Weston.
                    Did you connect it to the wayland interface?

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