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  • GNOME's Mutter Lands Fullscreen Unredirect Support For Wayland

    Phoronix: GNOME's Mutter Lands Fullscreen Unredirect Support For Wayland

    A big change was just merged today for the in-development GNOME 3.38 that will benefit Wayland gamers and others...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ect-FS-Wayland

  • #2
    This is absolutely fantastic. Looking at the MR shows a lot of collaboration and team effort. This is how upstreams work \o/

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    • #3
      I look forward to the benchmarks on Phoronix! 🤩

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      • #4
        Having just installed Ubuntu 20.04, I am happy to see Gnome being faster and more fluid than ever. 19.10 was also a big improvement.

        I do not miss Unity any more - although I have to install the Unite extension to get the last bit of vertical screen space back .

        Happy days

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        • #5
          Putting problems with Mutters input handling to the side for a second, this should beat any compositor unredirect available on Xorg and shows one of the real advantages of the Wayland protocol. This works for Xwayland clients too given Mutter doesn't see them any different to normal clients.

          The client is actually skipping the display server and sending its output directly to the monitor plane on the GPU, and at the same time completely unaware of it.
          Last edited by Britoid; 04-16-2020, 11:07 AM.

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          • #6
            Fake news!

            Nothing good can be done in Gnome if it isn't done by Daniel Van Vugt.

            Sarcasm aside, waiting for those benchmarks too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sabian2008 View Post
              Fake news!

              Nothing good can be done in Gnome if it isn't done by Daniel Van Vugt.

              Sarcasm aside, waiting for those benchmarks too.
              This is performance work, so going by what people say on the internet, it must be made by Canonical because only Canonical care about GNOME performance.

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              • #8
                Finnaly! Goodbye stutter, frame drop...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mario Junior View Post
                  Finnaly! Goodbye stutter, frame drop...
                  There is no stutter or frame drop today without this change, i play games in Wayland all the time. It is not like gaming was broken on Wayland until now...

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                  • #10
                    I just wonder how this technically works, as most games these days don't use exclusive fullscreen mode but a full desktop-sized borderless window. Does it work for these too or only games that actually request fullscreen mode?

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