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    Phoronix: Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Alpha With EGL Partial Updates, Headless OpenGL

    Weston release manager Simon Ser on Friday released the Wayland's Weston 8.0 reference compositor in alpha form...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ston-8.0-Alpha

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    Lots of code and mind share with mutter. Nice.

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    • #3
      What's the story with Wayland compositors using Vulkan/WSI instead of OpenGL/EGL?

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      • #4
        Anyone here using Weston for practical purposes? I've only heard of people using Sway, Gnome and KDE Wayland compositors on their desktop.

        It looks like Weston might be able to provide a lightweight, Fluxbox-like experience. That would be a nice niche to fill. It would be really nice if the XFCE guys adopted it or collaborated with the Weston team and made it their compositor base for when they make a big move to switch to Wayland.

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        • #5
          cybertraveler The XFCE founder is working on Weston. Making Xwayland better. It’s right there in the commit log.

          Of course this is all about making Mutter better.
          https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutte...e_requests/942

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            cybertraveler The XFCE founder is working on Weston. Making Xwayland better.
            ...
            Nice. Do you know if the founder is ultimately interested in using Weston code in XFCE?

            Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
            It’s right there in the commit log.
            I imagined you snorting and pushing some glasses further up your nose after saying that.

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            • #7
              cybertraveler He moved to work on GNOME/mutter. Just like the MATE cofounder Wimpress.

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              • #8
                Guys, let's do something.
                The next time there is a thread that talks about some desktop, X11 or Wayland, let's post as soon as possible before 144Hz steals our early bird position and comes back with the pro-GNOME stuff.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
                  Guys, let's do something.
                  The next time there is a thread that talks about some desktop, X11 or Wayland, let's post as soon as possible before 144Hz steals our early bird position and comes back with the pro-GNOME stuff.
                  I just added the guy to my ignore list after I realized you (I think it was you) was right about him just being a gnome troll.

                  The best way to handle trolls is to ignore them. If their tactics don't work, they switch tactics. If those don't work they get bored and go find another community to try and feed off. If they fail at that also... I presume they die due to energy starvation. Or maybe whatever darkness is living inside of them dies and thus the troll has undergone a kind-of exorcism and from them arises a beautiful butterfly!

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