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    Default GTK+ Support Merged For Wayland CSD

    Phoronix: GTK+ Support Merged For Wayland CSD

    For a fair amount of time now there's been work on client side decorations for Wayland so that the Weston compositor with GTK+ can do the window decorations on the client-side rather than server-side as done with the X.Org Server. That work has now been merged to master...

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

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    Why wayland needs CSD? I don't see point of CSD at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by nslqqq View Post
    Why wayland needs CSD? I don't see point of CSD at all
    Wayland actually supports either, the compositor chooses Client or Server side decorations. (They can even do a hybrid approach where the user chooses--thats what Kwin is gonna do) so apparently the gnome guys wants to have the user decide as well, so they need to merge in both server and client side decorations.

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    Just fyi Michael, this should allow GTK apps to use client-side decorations on any Wayland compositor, not just Weston.

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    The good thing about Mir is that competition is stirring up wayland development and we could say goodbye to Xorg sooner than we think. Specially if Nvidia and Amd provide us with EGL platform drivers.

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    Default Why not a common decoration library?

    Why not have a library called libdecoration that is used by GTK+, Qt, Clutter, EFL, FLTK, Tk, etc.

    Then all widget toolkits will re-use and share the same code for decorations.
    Then all applications will have the same decorations, instead of GTK+ and Qt and others have application windows with different looking decorators.

    We need a common unified well-integrated look-and-feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newwen View Post
    The good thing about Mir is that competition is stirring up wayland development and we could say goodbye to Xorg sooner than we think. Specially if Nvidia and Amd provide us with EGL platform drivers.
    Say goodbye to Xorg and hello to driver wars as the blob vendors will now have to support two instead of one platform.

    Mir is basically the same as Wayland, which Mir developers admitted themselves.
    The only difference is the shell implementation, and the fact that Canonical has full control over the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newwen View Post
    The good thing about Mir is that competition is stirring up wayland development and we could say goodbye to Xorg sooner than we think. Specially if Nvidia and Amd provide us with EGL platform drivers.
    Right, I'm sure this was all written within the last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newwen View Post
    The good thing about Mir is that competition is stirring up wayland development and we could say goodbye to Xorg sooner than we think.
    This support mentioned in this article is the result of a lot of slow work over a long period. Is a post like this going to appear every-time something get's improved Wayland support simply because of all of the FUD floating around about Wayland being vaporware? They have been developing it for years yes, but they have actually been developing it in that time. This idea that Mir shook them out of some lazy complacency is asinine: at best it just forcing people to make their intentions known about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newwen View Post
    The good thing about Mir is that competition is stirring up wayland development and we could say goodbye to Xorg sooner than we think. Specially if Nvidia and Amd provide us with EGL platform drivers.
    I reallly wish someone would explain to me how mir is competing. How is it different other than its lack of functionality?

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