Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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fluid rendering
by boulabiar on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:30 UTC
boulabiar
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2009-04-18

Wayland means less crashes and fluid rendering without glitches.

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RE: fluid rendering
by dusanyu on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:43 in reply to "fluid rendering"
dusanyu Member since:
2006-01-21

In theory, the reality is lack of driver support, and Stability issues due to it being a relativity new technology.

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RE[2]: fluid rendering
by boulabiar on Wed 5th Dec 2012 17:49 in reply to "RE: fluid rendering"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

Many ARM GPUs have opensource driver, reverse-engineered driver, or at least an OpenGL ES2 interface.
Also, new Intel CPU which have Haswell GPUs removes the needs for an nvidia card (on laptops), and in the same time provides opensource drivers.

Changes can follow quickly once the need is present.

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RE: fluid rendering
by renox on Wed 5th Dec 2012 23:26 in reply to "fluid rendering"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Wayland means less crashes and fluid rendering without glitches.
Hum, less crashes? What makes you think so?
If the crashes are caused by the drivers, then new usages of the drivers will tend to create *more* crashes not less (at least initially).

'without glitch' this is true, but this is a tradeoff: I believe that resizing a window can be jerky/laggy if the program doesn't send its frame quick enough, whereas with X it could still be smooth if a bit ugly.

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