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    Default Google Chrome Is Being Ported To Wayland

    Phoronix: Google Chrome Is Being Ported To Wayland

    Besides the exciting news last week that KDE has drawn up plans for Wayland in 2012, there's more good news in the land of this next-generation display server: the Google Chrome/Chromium web-browser is being ported to run on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTc4NA

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    I'm no Xorg/Wayland expert but isn't the whole point of a toolkit like GTK to abstract away the fact your app is running on Xorg vs. Wayland? So why does Chrome need specific Wayland code?

    Edit: oh nm, it's a Chromium developer committing a GTK patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif81 View Post
    I'm no Xorg/Wayland expert but isn't the whole point of a toolkit like GTK to abstract away the fact your app is running on Xorg vs. Wayland? So why does Chrome need specific Wayland code?

    Edit: oh nm, it's a Chromium developer committing a GTK patch.
    Yeah the title seemed a little confusing to me.

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    if google ends up using wayland will be a massive push and will benefit everyone (from drivers to whatever)

    i wonder whats the situation with mozilla (regarding wayland)

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    does that mean chromebooks won't need X anymore? Maybe we(the community) can get google to help push development forward.

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    and hopefully nvidia and amd/ati will get on board sooner.

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    @Michael

    it would be nice if you could arrange an interview with Kristian in order to clarify some things in Wayland (+many more)

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    Is Google really already using the Intel gallium driver in their chromebooks already or are some of their developers working on it with an eye to eventually use it?

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