Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces This weekend at FOSDEM 2012 what Kristian Hogsberg is expected to say in Brussels will surprise many of you: Wayland 1.0 is gearing up for release as their first stable release. Wayland [a new X server for Linux] is supposed to be ready to take on the Linux desktop world.
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RE: Hope they can deliver
by renox on Wed 1st Feb 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "Hope they can deliver"
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I love this. I just hope it can deliver on its goals, which is a tear-free graphics system.
I'm not sure that it is the goal..
But to answer your question: it depends!
If wayland is used with its default compositor then a client draw all the window including the decoration so it should be tear-free, this has the cost (a high cost IMHO) that the window may become unresponsive if the client is busy..
KDE plans to use server side decoration, so it will provide responsive windows but not necessarily tear-free.

It wouldn't be fun to go through a rough phase of changes across the graphics stack, only to find nothing has changed for the better.

I think that many issues are caused currently by drivers so wayland won't help here, it could even be worse: new code and new way to use existing code --> new bugs (remember PulseAudio?).

Also, I hope wayland will solve the problem of smooth transitions between bootsplash, login screen and desktop.


Uh? With KMS it should already be a solved issue..
But Wayland will indeed "solve" the issue as it needs KMS to work ;-(

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