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    Phoronix: XWayland Sees Some New Code, On X.Org 1.14

    For those curious about the state of XWayland for having X11/X.Org program compatibility support on Wayland, the code has been updated...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ1NzM

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    So what is XWayland exactly? Only a patched version of the X Server or modified DDX (similar to what Canonical submitted to Intel) like this suggests: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
      So what is XWayland exactly?
      XWayland is exactly what its source code does, for a less exact answer you can use google, lots has been said, even the lazy and clueless ones can get it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
        So what is XWayland exactly? Only a patched version of the X Server or modified DDX (similar to what Canonical submitted to Intel) like this suggests: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/
        how come Xwayland is not in the Arch repo's?


        We need benchmarks!!!
        Last edited by LinuxGamer; 09 September 2013, 11:22 AM. Reason: benchmarks

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
          how come Xwayland is not in the Arch repo's?
          Why would it be ? It's not in upstream yet.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
            how come Xwayland is not in the Arch repo's?
            Because its not stable? It doesn't even have a 1.0 release? Its fate is uncertain? All of those things scream "AUR!" not "Extra!"
            All opinions are my own not those of my employer if you know who they are.

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            • #7
              because not work

              Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
              how come Xwayland is not in the Arch repo's?


              We need benchmarks!!!
              this not work simple to understand my friend

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                So what is XWayland exactly? Only a patched version of the X Server or modified DDX (similar to what Canonical submitted to Intel) like this suggests: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/x...-xwayland-git/
                Very similar to XMir.
                And yeah, XWayland also have changes in the x graphic drivers.
                What this changes does is allow X to render to a Wayland or Mir
                buffer instead of a native buffer at the videocard.

                Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                We need benchmarks!!!
                Michel have tried to benchmark XWayland but it crashed in the
                most scenarios. You will simply have to wait till the stuff gets done.

                Software isn't simple something that rises up from nothing in a sec.
                (I have seen you believe this in many threads) but takes time and
                testing and more time and more testing and more time. And eventually
                it gets done, and when it it you will be able to read about that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                  how come Xwayland is not in the Arch repo's?
                  Archlinux follows upstream development for the most part and since Xwayland support isn't there yet, I doubt there would be any reason to have this in the Official Repos... Xwayland living inthe Arch User Repository (AUR) makes for more sense.

                  note: Xmir also lives in AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-mir/

                  Niether package, nor associated packages are being used heavily in Arch, afaict. <by looking at votes && comments>...

                  so yeah, they don't belong in Arch's Offical Repos - XWayland will appear in Official repos when upstream X.org development leads to a release that includes it, i would think... While Mir will most likely continue to be available in AUR, likely there for people running Unity, by the looks of it... besides al of that; using the AUR is simple, anyone running Archlinux can compile/install this stuff with a command or two / no different than any other package (minus, Arch Official Repo providing <tested> binaries, of course).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ninez View Post
                    Archlinux follows upstream development for the most part and since Xwayland support isn't there yet, I doubt there would be any reason to have this in the Official Repos... Xwayland living inthe Arch User Repository (AUR) makes for more sense.

                    note: Xmir also lives in AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-mir/

                    Niether package, nor associated packages are being used heavily in Arch, afaict. <by looking at votes && comments>...

                    so yeah, they don't belong in Arch's Offical Repos - XWayland will appear in Official repos when upstream X.org development leads to a release that includes it, i would think... While Mir will most likely continue to be available in AUR, likely there for people running Unity, by the looks of it... besides al of that; using the AUR is simple, anyone running Archlinux can compile/install this stuff with a command or two / no different than any other package (minus, Arch Official Repo providing <tested> binaries, of course).
                    but you do have a community repo in Arch just need to get it voted in from the AUR

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