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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RE[3]: Comment by Sodki
by moondevil on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sodki"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

"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.
"

DRI2 was just a better hack, but still an hack.

You can enjoy the discussion here, from the XDC 2012
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE5MTY

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RE[4]: Comment by Sodki
by mistersoft on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sodki"
mistersoft Member since:
2011-01-05

Sorry, are you saying Wayland's a hack too or just DRI2 I wasn't sure.

I will read that phoronix link now, but not sure if it'll all go over my head. cheers

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RE[5]: Comment by Sodki
by moondevil on Wed 24th Oct 2012 14:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Sodki"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I mean that DRI2 was an improvement, but still there are quite a few things Windows and Mac OS X (iOS) are way better because of the way the hardware is made available to the drivers.

DRI2 still has quite a few issues when trying to push the graphics hardware.

That is why a kind of DRI3 is being considered.

I am all for Wayland.

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