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  • Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Beta With Direct-Display Extension, Partial Updates, HDCP

    Phoronix: Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Beta With Direct-Display Extension, Partial Updates, HDCP

    Following the Weston 8.0 Alpha release from earlier this month, the Weston 8.0 Beta is now available for this reference Wayland compositor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Beta-Released

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    With the addition of Direct-Display extension and DMA-BUF work we should finally be getting the Wayland equivalent of fullscreen unredirection or composition bypass right?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rsthomas View Post
      With the addition of Direct-Display extension and DMA-BUF work we should finally be getting the Wayland equivalent of fullscreen unredirection or composition bypass right?
      IRRC yes. It doesn't work the same way X does, but is a much safer and saner system.

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        Why is nobody using this instead of reinventing the wheel? Espiaclly small desktops could use this like Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce etc.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steffo View Post
          Why is nobody using this instead of reinventing the wheel? Espiaclly small desktops could use this like Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce etc.
          https://wayfire.org/2019/02/24/X11-W...n-Wlroots.html

          Another shortcoming of libweston is the fact that it isn’t desktop-oriented. It lacks support for protocols like wlr-protocols, which are necessary to build a DE - you can’t build portable panels/bars/whatever, you can’t have a proper lockscreen and so on. And when you try to use it as a daily driver, you start to encounter some little annoying bugs or missing features. Merging fixes for them didn’t go as fast as one could wish for (which is perhaps understandable, as there aren’t that many people working on weston and those people are also responsible for developing the core wayland protocols and libraries)

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