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  • Red Hat Expecting X.Org To "Go Into Hard Maintenance Mode Fairly Quickly"

    Phoronix: Red Hat Expecting X.Org To "Go Into Hard Maintenance Mode Fairly Quickly"

    With the Fedora Workstation 31 feature outlook covered earlier this week, there was an interesting comment in that article by Red Hat's Christian Schaller that deserves special coverage...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-Mode-Quickly

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    As long as they are committed to provide a seamless transition to Wayland, I'm all for it.

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    • #3
      Jackson is already busy on mutter and wayland. X is ex.

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      • #4
        Isn't the nvidia support on Wayland still not great? Not sure what it's like on KDE, but last I heard it wasn't a good time on Gnome. I wonder how much effort Nvidia is willing to go to try keep their EGLStreams / proprietary driver relevant(it seems they have to directly contribute towards Gnome/KDE and presumably any other Wayland compositors that they feel are worth supporting(and the project maintainers willing to accept PRs for). Last I recall, the GBM replacement Allocator wasn't making any progress and when an issue on github was raised about what the status was it just got closed without a response.

        Is it going to be more effort/cost for them going forward to support Wayland as they're trying to currently vs following AMD and others by actually pushing Nouveau forward? Or would they just cut their losses with Linux so long as their GPUs work for compute?

        As an nvidia user, it's a bit of a concern. KDE isn't quite ready for Wayland either(nvidia aside) afaik too. I guess X11 will still be fine as long as it continues to work and any major problems that may crop up are still fixed.

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        • #5
          polarathene PopOS, Fedora and Ubuntu are all doing major efforts to make Nvidia behave better on their desktop. Some of the effort goes to wayland.

          So yeah, expect the next round of releases to solve some of the current problems.

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          • #6
            What about Proton, Wine ? They can't work without X.org.

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            • #7
              That is all great. Looking forward to having wayland running well on my desktop with Nvidia GFX.

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              • #8
                xcom Legacy applications can start legacy X on demand.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xcom View Post
                  What about Proton, Wine ? They can't work without X.org.
                  I expect xwayland will be around for a long time. If bitrot in x is going to occur I think that it will mostly be the standalone X server that will be affected as that is where we are (slowly) moving away from. But these are just my guesses...

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                  • #10
                    Yeah!! Fuck noVidia! Burn spajetti code to ground!!

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