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    Default X/Wayland Is Coming Along Nicely, But Work Is Left

    Phoronix: X/Wayland Is Coming Along Nicely, But Work Is Left

    Keith Packard spoke on Wednesday of the 2012 Linux Foundation Collaboration concerning Wayland and its backwards compatibility support for X applications...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4MzA

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    Default can phoronix talk about the positive effect wayland will have for gaming on linux

    It will provide a more direct path to the rendering hardware instead of having to go through X. it just opens a display and puts up a GL context and pushes frames (i think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacresbu View Post
    It will provide a more direct path to the rendering hardware instead of having to go through X. it just opens a display and puts up a GL context and pushes frames (i think)
    DRI provides a direct path that circumvents X. Wayland will not make OpenGL any faster.

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    actually most problems with video in linux are not inherently because of x.org. they are because the driver's suck. but yeah, I want to go into time and see when linux desktop has a mature audio/video stack.

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    Default Compatibility

    Will wayland be FULLY backward-compatibile with X11, a drop-in replacement, or should we rather expect some degree of compatibility with well-behaved applications unless they rely on API x or depend on some behaviour of API y?
    I'm not a big fan of the throwing out of babies with the bath water that sometimes happens in the open source world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppepz View Post
    Will wayland be FULLY backward-compatibile with X11, a drop-in replacement, or should we rather expect some degree of compatibility with well-behaved applications unless they rely on API x or depend on some behaviour of API y?
    I'm not a big fan of the throwing out of babies with the bath water that sometimes happens in the open source world.
    "legacy" applications will just run on the xserver which will run as a wayland client.

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    I'm a bit disappointed that Michael - a self proclaimed open source advocate - has an Iphone

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