Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt Jesse Barnes has posted a screenshot showing two clocks implemented in Qt, drawn natively in Wayland, the next-generation display server.
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The questions is...
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 21st Sep 2010 15:52 UTC
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2006-09-01

It looks interesting, but is how portable is it going to be? It would be nice to have a lighter Xserver, but if it's going to be 75% broken on the BSDs, is that better?

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RE: The questions is...
by Elv13 on Tue 21st Sep 2010 20:42 in reply to "The questions is..."
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2006-06-12

It rely on KMS, so OpenBSD will probably have it before other BSD. For now, Linux will be alone. But those OS will have the choice to continue with XFree86 or Xorg. Wayland use Mesa, Gallium3D and X drivers. Improvments there will improve X too.

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RE[2]: The questions is...
by Zifre on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:08 in reply to "RE: The questions is..."
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It rely on KMS, so OpenBSD will probably have it before other BSD.

I seem to recall that FreeBSD was working on KMS too.

Wayland use Mesa, Gallium3D and X drivers.

A small correction: Wayland can not use Gallium currently (though it theoretically could), and it doesn't use X drivers, just Mesa for rendering and KMS for display management.

The really great thing about Wayland is that it is the first new display server that doesn't need its own drivers. Unfortunately, the NVIDIA blob will probably be one of the major things holding it back (sorry, but Nouveau will not ever be good enough for gaming). Personally, I would like to see NVIDIA abstract their driver away from X, and just implement EGL, OpenGL, OpenVG, VDPAU, and a mode setting API such as OpenSC or the DRM API. This would give X.org developers more freedom with their internal API, and would make alternative display servers like Wayland possible.

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