Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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RE[2]: fluid rendering
by boulabiar on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE: fluid rendering"
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Many ARM GPUs have opensource driver, reverse-engineered driver, or at least an OpenGL ES2 interface.
Also, new Intel CPU which have Haswell GPUs removes the needs for an nvidia card (on laptops), and in the same time provides opensource drivers.

Changes can follow quickly once the need is present.

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