Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 22:41 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "This is an introductory overview post for the Linux Graphics Stack, and how it currently all fits together. I initially wrote it for myself after having conversations with people like Owen Taylor, Ray Strode and Adam Jackson about this stack. I had to go back to them every month or so and learn the stuff from the ground up all over again, as I had forgotten every single piece. I asked them for a good high-level overview document so I could stop bothering them. They didn't know of any. I started this one. It has been reviewed by Adam Jackson and David Airlie, both of whom work on this exact stack." Introductory or no, still pretty detailed.
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by Neolander on Sat 8th Sep 2012 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Of course, as this was written by a Wayland fan..
Wayland has some downsides too:
do you know what happens when you try to move a Window of a busy application in Wayland?

Since Wayland is designed with compositing window managers in mind, I would hazard a guess that a static, screenshot-like bitmap of the busy window is moved around, without needing to constantly refresh that bitmap as with older WM technology.

Edited 2012-09-08 08:44 UTC

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