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  • SWVKC Is A Vulkan-Powered Wayland Compositor Focused On Performance + Correctness

    Phoronix: SWVKC Is A Vulkan-Powered Wayland Compositor Focused On Performance + Correctness

    While the current Vulkan API is exhaustive enough to implement full-featured Wayland compositors and X11 window managers, to date there hasn't been too much adoption considering OpenGL is still more pervasive among hardware/drivers and it's obviously a significant effort writing a new compositor from scratch. One of the leading (among few) examples of a Vulkan-powered window manager / compositor is ChamferWM, which does continue to be developed. SWVKC meanwhile is one that has been seeing development this year as an alpha-stage Wayland Vulkan compositor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nd-Vulkan-Comp

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    I'm looking forward to KWinFT to implement Vulkan based compositing.

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    • #3
      Cool, a vulkan compositor solves the GBM vs EGLstreams problem

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kbios View Post
        Cool, a vulkan compositor solves the GBM vs EGLstreams problem
        It still uses GBM..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Britoid View Post

          It still uses GBM..
          Is it because Vulkan alone doesn't provide anything alternative? There should be something targeted for WSI for such use case.

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          • #6
            Interesting but I'm not too certain that this is under development as the last serious commit was some time ago.

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            • #7
              Is there some demo distro for this like Rebecca Black OS was for weston? Perhaps some other stupid name like Jonas Bros OS or K-Pop!_OS?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                I'm looking forward to KWinFT to implement Vulkan based compositing.
                I bet they're not

                Just imagine all the fun they'll have when we're submitting KWin bugs with a fustercluck of RADV, AMDVLK, and Pro with AMDGPUs

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
                  Interesting but I'm not too certain that this is under development as the last serious commit was some time ago.
                  There's a clipboard branch where the last commit was 19 days ago.

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                  • #10
                    focused on performance and correctness over features
                    What does that even mean? Performance is usually at odds with correctness and features is what most people agree Wayland is still lacking.

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