Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Vulkan Wayland Compositors Are Nearing Reality

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Vulkan Wayland Compositors Are Nearing Reality

    Phoronix: Vulkan Wayland Compositors Are Nearing Reality

    One of the last pieces of the puzzle for supporting an entirely Vulkan-based Wayland compositor is coming together with a new extension that looks like it will be merged soon and there already being work pending against Sway/WLROOTS to make use of the Vulkan path...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ompositor-Near

  • #2
    That's so cool. I wonder if there could be a decent performance improvement. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know, but I have observed games perform much better with Vulkan.

    The mali GPU in my pinephone won't be able to use this, but my upcoming L5 might 🙏

    Comment


    • #3
      Love to see how emersion seems to work on small issues like this all over the place. Thanks a lot to everyone involved

      Comment


      • #4
        "thus the Vulkan-powered Wayland compositors should ultimately work nice on NVIDIA hardware too"

        Does this mean they can simply do a Vulkan-powered Wayland compositor and avoid all the EGLStream vs. GBM debate altogether?

        Comment


        • #5
          Some initial steps in wlroots too: https://github.com/swaywm/wlroots/pull/2648

          Comment


          • #6
            That sounds like it will finally allow easier Wayland addoption in linux desktop.
            Big thanks also for making this extension as part of Vulkan official extension - Good job

            Comment


            • #7
              LoL Nvidia got the extension approval work done because it was gonna be a Mesa extension if not.
              Sounds like a parent way to get the kids to do their homework.

              Comment


              • #8
                So now they won't need GBM and EGLstreams anymore?

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'd just like to congratulate Nvidia for their contribution.

                  Sounds weird saying that.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    o la la... maybe we'll get a unified Wayland desktop framework with Nvidia blessing after all.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X