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    Default Whoops, There's A Big Problem For Wayland GTK+

    Phoronix: Whoops, There's A Big Problem For Wayland GTK+

    It turns out there's a rather serious issue for some systems when having Wayland support within GTK+ exposed, which may hinder the Wayland GTK+ availability in the near-term...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3Mjg

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    I'm not sure this is a "big problem". It seems closer to the usual growing pains of any project that tries to strike out in a new direction. Wayland does something that Nvidia didn't expect, so the driver doesn't cope with it very well. Boo fucking hoo; try running fglrx ~10 years ago (or running gnome-shell with it ~10 months ago, for that matter).

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    Maybe it could be Wayland be needing input from nVidia and AMD so that they can make adjustments in their binary drivers and make suggestions to the developers as well. Making Wayland work with all drivers, FOSS and binary should be key and all the players involves should be working towards that goal.

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    NVidia has officially stated that they have no current plans to support Wayland.

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    Default It doesn't sound like this has anything to do with Wayland

    It's Cairo and the way GTK is using it that's the problem. It just so happens that Wayland requires that to be used, but nothing about Wayland in particular is actually causing this.

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    The nv blob has always sucked for cairo and some gtk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    NVidia has officially stated that they have no current plans to support Wayland.
    And how old is this statement? One or two years?

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    they will probably support it once it gets more traction

    and if i understood the whole thing right it will be relatively easy for them


    as for the GTK problem it is expected to stumble upon stuff like that since there are more people playing around with wayland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille View Post
    And how old is this statement? One or two years?
    Somewhere around that. If Wayland ends up being adopted as the new standard for Linux, then I'm not sure what will happen to the binary drivers. Doesn't Wayland require DRI2 and/or Gallium3D? If yes, Catalyst also doesn't support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille View Post
    And how old is this statement? One or two years?
    Well until they reissue another statement we'll have to assume that they haven't changed their mind. That said if there's a massive shift towards Wayland then NVidia will reassess the situation, their Linux customers are likely mainly in the 3D/SFX market and if these companies wants to start running Wayland on their workstations NVidia will oblige I'm sure. Thankfully the great work by the nouveau devs is making this into less of a problem.

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