Phoronix: Canonical Makes Rare X.Org/Wayland Contribution
While Canonical is known -- and commonly criticized -- for not investing in making heavy, low-level upstream Linux contributions, today a set of patches intended for upstream were published by a Canonical engineer concerning XWayland support...
If I use XWayland, do I even need GTK+ and Qt+ compiled for Wayland?
Originally Posted by uid313
Can I use XWayland and X runs on Wayland everything magically works without any Wayland-specific porting of anything?
That's the idea. There are still a couple problems to be fixed. Typing a URL into firefox or chromium under xwayland is currently broken (Tiago Vignatti has been working on it), and the radeon and wlshm DDXes need to be updated for a very recent xserver change, so they don't work (nobody is working on them).
Last edited by Darxus; 05-23-2012 at 05:00 PM.
Reason: More detail in parens.
What about for people running the proprietary device drivers?
So far nobody has added the features needed by wayland to any proprietary drivers. At the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit there was some interesting discussion about coming up with a simple set of requirements to communicate to Nvidia and AMD, once they actually have a usable desktop with a wayland system compositor.