Linked by martini on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
X11, Window Managers Wayland 1.0 was officialy released on October 22. Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:45 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

To be fair, X11 was "never" the problem. The good thing about Wayland is that it gives us a clean slate to work with and to experiment with. X11 will never go away, we will still be able to use it as a Wayland extension, so everything should work out OK in the end.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by moondevil on Wed 24th Oct 2012 07:51 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Except the clunky architecture for doing high performance graphics rendering.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by renox on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Except the clunky architecture for doing high performance graphics rendering.
Which was solved by the DRI2 extension..
As a matter of fact, Wayland is very much like the DRI2 extension, which is not surprising given that it's the same author.

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