Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th May 2013 12:24 UTC
Linux "Today I pushed out a new ISO of my Wayland Live CD project, which is named for my favorite celebrity. For this new Wayland CD, I wrote a new login manager with Bash and Zenity and Expect (and Script) that fully runs on a Wayland server (weston). Now X is no longer involved in the boot process, and X does not start, (unless you use an X application with xwayland), because I replaced LightDM with the new loginmanager."
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RE[2]: Wayland
by Gullible Jones on Thu 30th May 2013 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Wayland"
Gullible Jones
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The obvious effect in the video is because Wayland/Weston does compositing. In X11 without compositing, you get to see redraws all over the place. With compositing, no redraws. You can get the same results using 'xcompmgr -a' in X11.

I'll be more impressed if windows can resize smoothly with all the compositing effects. Window resizing on Linux has been terrible since GTK+ started using Cairo for everything.

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