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    Phoronix: XWayland 21.1 Standalone Released To Offer Better X11 Client On Wayland Experience

    With no one willing to step up and manage the X.Org Server 1.21 release and see it through for maintenance, Red Hat engineers who often managed those xorg-server releases are now moving ahead with standalone XWayland releases with that code pulled out of doing a full X.Org Server release and instead isolated to the XWayland bits for handling of X11 clients under Wayland. Today marks the inaugural release with XWayland 21.1.0...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-21.1-Released

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    With no one willing to step up and manage the X.Org Server 1.21 release and see it through for maintenance
    birdie, what are you waiting for? I even have a code name for you: X.Org broke winblows 10 edition 3.11 ME.

    Btw. this is a historic moment for Wayland users.

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    • #3
      That's indeed a needed release, congrats to everyone involved!
      Also, it appears that the branch will support NVidia acceleration too as it's not too invasive!
      https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/...87#note_843179
      (yeah, unfortunately some ppl have to deal with NVidia on their laptops/dekstops).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Volta View Post

        birdie, what are you waiting for? I even have a code name for you: X.Org broke winblows 10 edition 3.11 ME.

        Btw. this is a historic moment for Wayland users.
        While I have no idea where birdie is, I think that calls to the death of xorg may be overblown. BSD's are slowly making noise in the desktop arena (yes its a circa linux 1990s on the desktop) but they are focused on xorg. Wayland is discussed in FreeBSD but the focus is still on xorg. Maybe a BSD will pick up xorg, or at least keep it hobling until Wayland gets a bit more mature.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zexelon View Post

          While I have no idea where birdie is, I think that calls to the death of xorg may be overblown. BSD's are slowly making noise in the desktop arena (yes its a circa linux 1990s on the desktop) but they are focused on xorg. Wayland is discussed in FreeBSD but the focus is still on xorg. Maybe a BSD will pick up xorg, or at least keep it hobling until Wayland gets a bit more mature.
          There will be Xorg users for a long time, that's for sure. However, Wayland users can finally free from it and use standalone, loaded on demand XWayland. That was my point.

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          • #6
            Can I play my games now using xwayland without stutter as hell and vsync?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Volta View Post

              There will be Xorg users for a long time, that's for sure. However, Wayland users can finally free from it and use standalone, loaded on demand XWayland. That was my point.
              Yup, there I am sure there are still DOS/Windows 95 users somewhere too

              Good news for Wayland users though agreed. Now if Nvidia makes things workable for their hardware so much the better! I see they have been making some positive announcements in that direction.

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              • #8
                So Xorg has been renamed Xwayland. Which it already was for a while. Or am I missing something?

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                • #9
                  Now let nvidia drop their eglstreams magic on top of it before the release.. so I can play my proton games when running gnome in wayland.

                  Or... Proton should apply the wine wayland patches by collabora.

                  ‚Äč

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zexelon View Post
                    Maybe a BSD will pick up xorg, or at least keep it hobling until Wayland gets a bit more mature.
                    The BSD's have had the option to pick up maintenance and release manager responsibilities and have not chosen to do so (likely because they understand it is a huge effort, and prefer to focus their limited resources elsewhere), and are likely to continue to do what others have done, which is cherry pick specific fixes that matter to them and can be properly tested in their environments.

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