Linked by martini on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
X11, Window Managers Wayland 1.0 was officialy released on October 22. Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
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RE[2]: So where's the thing...
by FishB8 on Fri 26th Oct 2012 04:13 UTC in reply to "RE: So where's the thing..."
FishB8
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Then either you failed to listen or the one you heard was misinformed: Wayland ~= X.Org DRI2 extension, so if you use a toolkit which use the DRI2 extension the performance should stay the same (more or less: Wayland integrates the compositor and display in the same process: less IPC in Wayland)

As for the irrational criticisms of X: many times the blame has been on X even though the issue was with drivers, Wayland won't fix drivers issue.


Bull crap. X11 is a protocol. It's a colossal fossilized terd from the late Triassic period of computing. You can dress it up all you want with fancy rendering extensions and the worlds best drivers, but the latency will still suck. A monolithic nightmare designed from a time before shared memory and dynamic linking has no business on a modern system.

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