The NVIDIA-led work to allow XWayland OpenGL and Vulkan acceleration with their proprietary driver has just been merged into X.Org Server Git.
The XWayland changes needed to allow the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work in an accelerated manner have landed in X.Org Server 1.21 Git. The main change is xwayland: implement pixmap_from_buffers for the eglstream backend that was merged just a few minutes ago.
NVIDIA is a big blocker for Wayland, so any steps forward are good steps – even if it takes a while before this code ends up on our desktops.
Wow. Don’t tell me that X11 may actually be on the way out. Installing XQuartz is still one of the first things I do on a new mac and my attempts to use Wayland (even on Intel) in the past haven’t lasted long.
I know that it is ancient and creaky, but I will miss X11 when it does finally fade away. What a run!