Linked by Rahul on Thu 12th Mar 2009 00:47 UTC
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg, Red Hat Xorg developer started a new project for creating a display manager called Wayland a while back. Now, a Clutter backend has been developed for it. Last month, Wayland got DRI2 support which itself was initiated by the same developer. Direct Rendering Infrastructure improvements are among one of the key Fedora 11 features.
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RE: Wayland is cunning
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Mar 2009 18:04 UTC in reply to "Wayland is cunning"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Crucially: Wayland is designed to be useful even if nobody ports their apps to use it. Plan is to use it to multiplex multiple independent X servers, allowing things like 3D accelerated transitions on fast user switching.

Right. Because all Linux graphics really needs today is to have even more layers added between the application and the hardware, so that we can have even more useless eye saccharine in even more useless places.

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RE[2]: Wayland is cunning
by Rahul on Fri 13th Mar 2009 20:45 in reply to "RE: Wayland is cunning"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Wayland actually has less number of layers than Xorg and is not really comparable at all. Read about it at

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~krh/wayland/tree/NOTES

Krh is the guy behind many of the important advancements in Xorg including AIGLX and DRI2 and I suspect his experiments are going to improve the state of Linux Desktop quite a bit.

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