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    Phoronix: Some Of The Lesser Known Wayland Compositors

    While GNOME Shell, KDE Plasma, and Enlightenment are among the most talked about Wayland desktop/compositor implementations right now, there are still many active smaller projects working on their own Wayland compositors. Here's a look at some of them...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tors-Less-2017

  • #2
    many state that wayland is not a compositor so what the fuck really is wayland!?

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    • #3
      Wayland is a protocol.

      edit: Wayland <> X11, Wayland Compositor (mutter, weston, kwin, ...) <> Xorg.
      Last edited by -MacNuke-; 03-19-2017, 11:27 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by -MacNuke- View Post
        Wayland is a protocol.

        edit: Wayland <> X11, Wayland Compositor (mutter, weston, kwin, ...) <> Xorg.
        how can a protocol replace a compositor?
        Last edited by Azrael5; 03-19-2017, 04:23 PM.

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        • #5
          Is there a window manager that can do the following?

          Normally if you connect two monitors to your PC, the 2nd monitor will only be an expansion if your first display
          Both will show your current workspace. I you switch, both monitors will switch
          What I want is the 2nd Monitor to be completly independent
          So monitor 1 is showing workspace 1 and monitor 2 is showing workspace 2.
          So that I can drag a window from monitor 1 to monitor 2 and it will move from workspace 1 to workspace 2

          Is that even possible?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Azrael5 View Post

            how can a protocol replaces a compositor?
            It's not. Wayland and X11 are both protocols; any Wayland compositor is equivalent to Xorg, i.e., is an implementation of the protocol.

            At least, that's how I understand it.

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            • #7
              LOL Grefsen! Been there – add that to the list of compositors named after a place. To phoronix readers, that's 100km south of PTS 7.0.0-Ringsaker…

              Thanks for the summary Michael! I find Weston a bit tiresome due to this old crash bug that they have yet to backport.

              One "alternative compositor" that comes to mind (that I've been too lazy to try) is Orbital: https://github.com/giucam/orbital
              Last edited by andreano; 03-19-2017, 03:12 PM.

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              • #8
                Only 14 implementations? The not invented here isn't strong enough. You're running the risk of getting something done.

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                • #9
                  There is another one written in Rust and using the wlc library, Fireplace (sources):

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Antartica View Post
                    There is another one written in Rust and using the wlc library, Fireplace (sources):

                    Fireplace was covered in this article...
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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