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  • Myownfriend
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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.
    Nvidia doesn't maintain X.org so they have no control over it's release. Plus this is an XWayland change which can be released as standalone package.

    From Michel Dänzer, the guy who merged the patch: "Since this shouldn't really affect the GBM path, we could even consider making an exception and pulling it into the xwayland-21.1 branch upstream, after soaking for some time on the master branch."

    Someone responded to this with "I'm assuming this means other distributions could (and depending on their preferences, will) easily elect to pull this MR "manually" into their spec."

    And her responded to that with "Downstreams can already do that now. Pulling it into the upstream xwayland-21.1 branch means it would be part of future 21.1.y point releases."

    In other words, distros can already pull the patch into their version of XWayland 21.1 and XWayland may have a 21.1.1 release.

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  • microcode
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    Originally posted by Brisse View Post
    Even if I had the money (which I don't), I couldn't motivate myself morally to buy new hardware right now knowing how much the supply chain relies on the totally corrupt, scruple-less and illegitimate CCP which has become a massive genocidal bully with global power ambitions. I don't care how many millions they have pulled out from extreme poverty when at the same time they are pro-slave labour, union-busting, censoring, anti-democracy, anti-humanist power mongers that have put between one to two million people in concentration camps, creating what is likely the largest genocide since the holocaust. I'm done with feeding their wallets. No more.
    FWIW there are GPUs that are manufactured and packaged with very little involvement from CCP/PRC; the most advanced components are designed in the U.S. and manufactured in Taiwan.

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  • ezst036
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    The other downside is that it may still be some time before you see this NVIDIA XWayland support in released Linux distributions. There still is no sign of the X.Org Server 1.21 release materializing.
    Nvidia should lead the charge to get X.Org 1.21 released then. They have a lot of software engineers who could do it.

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  • Myownfriend
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    Originally posted by cjcox View Post
    I'm thinking 2022 at the very earliest.
    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.

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  • cjcox
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    I'm thinking 2022 at the very earliest. Wouldn't be surprised if we're still very mixed in 2023 though. And.... I'm not ruling out a 3rd player by that time.

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  • Myownfriend
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    Originally posted by loganj View Post
    wayland desktops are still full of problems.
    Like what? I'm an Nvidia user on Wayland and besides the expected stuff like lack of hardware acceleration for XWayland applications, I haven't run into any.

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  • angrypie
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    Originally posted by loganj View Post
    whats the rush?
    wayland desktops are still full of problems.
    Only if you're an NVIDIA user.

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  • shmerl
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    Originally posted by loganj View Post
    whats the rush?
    Yeah, totally a good way to approach progress. No, thanks, I'm not touching Nvidia anymore.

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  • loganj
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    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
    Nvidia is so quick to support basic features. It didn't take them decades. /s

    Everyone sensible ditched Nvidia already, because they don't want to wait another decade when something new will require support too.
    whats the rush?
    wayland desktops are still full of problems.

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  • DRanged
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    Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post

    Right now, buying a gpu is simply not an option unless you are rich.
    Bought a 2nd hand XFX RX 580 8GB GTS which is mining now to pay its way and earn some coins so I can buy a new GPU when I can afford one.

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