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  • jo-erlend
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    Originally posted by ix900 View Post
    Nvidia posts often bring out a bunch of cry babies as usual because Nvidia doesn't do things their way. Who knew? lol.
    Well, unlike many other things people complain and cry about in the FOSS community, a GPU is something you've paid for. And particularly considering the prices people pay for GPUs these days, proper software support doesn't seem like all that much to ask for.

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  • sabian2008
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    Originally posted by cjcox View Post

    Unless there's some sort of "new" kind of distro.... I don't think so. But I'll place the wager that I'm right and you're wrong... then we'll see, right?
    Please don't. You'll lose. This has already happened before, with, for example, the patches Nvidia pushed to xorg when it added offscreen rendering. Distros like Fedora (not rolling release) pushed the changes into their version of what it was, at the time xorg-1.20.5 IIRC. A simple `dnf upgrade` got you the patches.

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  • Myownfriend
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    Originally posted by cjcox View Post
    Unless there's some sort of "new" kind of distro.... I don't think so. But I'll place the wager that I'm right and you're wrong... then we'll see, right?
    Don't need any "new" kind of distro. There's nothing stopping a distro like Ubuntu from pushing that patch. They already back port patches to older version of kernels. Ubuntu 21.04 uses the standalone release of XWayland now. If they deem it important enough, they could push their own branch that includes this patch or push a point release without having to worry about it effecting X as a whole.

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  • RahulSundaram
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    Originally posted by cjcox View Post

    Unless there's some sort of "new" kind of distro.... I don't think so. But I'll place the wager that I'm right and you're wrong... then we'll see, right?
    If you see up the thread, ChristianSchaller posted that Fedora is planning to get this feature soon. It is not unusual for Fedora to do these changes. It is sort of in between a rolling release and a traditional release model in terms of updates policy.

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  • mangeek
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    Originally posted by loganj View Post
    wayland desktops are still full of problems.
    I've been 100% on Wayland for almost a year, and Wayland is less trouble for me than Xorg was. Full-speed fractional scaling is dope. The only weirdness I have to work around is launching Audacity with XWayland instead of natively because the scrolling was eating RAM.

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  • fafreeman
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    Originally posted by angrypie View Post

    Crazy! Do you know how many leather jackets Huang can buy with the money he'd pay engineers?


    it appears he gets leather jackets from fendi. so $4,000 a jacket. he can buy ten jackets or one junior level programmer. hard decision. i would probably go with the jackets tbh.

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  • angrypie
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    Originally posted by ezst036 View Post

    Nvidia should lead the charge to get X.Org 1.21 released then. They have a lot of software engineers who could do it.
    Crazy! Do you know how many leather jackets Huang can buy with the money he'd pay engineers?

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  • cjcox
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    Originally posted by Myownfriend View Post

    I'm not under that assumption. Distros have smaller updates between their major releases. A 0.0.1 update to a package isn't outside of the realm of possibility for a non-rolling release distro to push.
    Unless there's some sort of "new" kind of distro.... I don't think so. But I'll place the wager that I'm right and you're wrong... then we'll see, right?

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  • Myownfriend
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    Originally posted by cjcox View Post

    I think you're under some assumption that everyone is either on a full rolling distribution or doing full upgrades every 3-6 mos.
    I'm not under that assumption. Distros have smaller updates between their major releases. A 0.0.1 update to a package isn't outside of the realm of possibility for a non-rolling release distro to push.

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  • cjcox
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    Originally posted by Myownfriend View Post

    For this to find its way into distros? I don't see why this wouldn't be pushed either as a mid-cycle release for XWayland or back ported into 21.1 by distros. In terms of the amount of code changed, it really isn't much but what it provides is significant both for Nvidia, users and the adoption of Wayland.
    I think you're under some assumption that everyone is either on a full rolling distribution or doing full upgrades every 3-6 mos.

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