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    Phoronix: Raspberry Pi's Desktop Likely Switching To Compton For Better Performance

    Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Debian-based Linux distribution had been using xcompmgr as its compositing window manager on the desktop, but now they will likely be switching to the Compton fork for better performance...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...mpton-xcompmgr

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    They should switch to a Wayland enabled thing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lumks View Post
      They should switch to a Wayland enabled thing.
      This isn't an area I'm an expert in (and I say that a lot on this site) but I believe they looked at it and decided that (at the time) there were no lightweight options looking at Wayland yet. I think OpenGL ES is the most important part of getting more power out of the Pi meanwhile.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lumks View Post
        They should switch to a Wayland enabled thing.
        I had my hopes up for Maynard distro... it started Jan 2013 (almost 4 years ago) and was announced April 2014 (over 2 years ago) still no release.

        By chance I ran latest raspbian yesterday when I tested my LG 29UM68-P on a raspberry pi 2 at work. It needed some changes to /boot/config.txt but no overclocking was needed and my 21:9 2560x1080 screen worked quite well (if you ignore all the lag on the desktop). I wonder if Compton will make the Pi usable as a desktop with firefox and terminal.

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