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Wayland and Weston
« on: March 09, 2016, 03:21:19 PM »
Anyone been tinkering with wayland?



been messing around with it a bit just to have a look; tried the maui project live cd as well.
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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 12:03:30 PM »
A bit a while ago on a Debian netintall and tried Maui too. But those attempts where only in Virtualbox and it didn't felt very smooth that way, Is that on baremetal?

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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 01:50:40 PM »
Yes. You can install weston (the compositor) and xwayland (compatibility layer) from the repos then start weston from the command line instead of startx. If you're using gtk-3 apps/themes the libwayland files should already be installed. X-apps work, but re-sizing windows was a pain. I did manage to lock up the system a couple of times; but it all may have been user error. Weston has some internal keybindings so I may have done something inadvertantly.

Wayland doesn't run well in VM - from what little I have read, it has to do with the video drivers.

That screen shot is actually weston running in an x-session; I don't have an app to take a screenshot in a native wayland session; gnome-screenshooter may work.
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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 10:48:26 PM »
E20 + VSIDO + Wayland:



too unstable so couldn't give it a long look.
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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 01:07:24 AM »
E20 + VSIDO + Wayland:
too unstable so couldn't give it a long look.

That's too bad.  Looks pretty nice, and sleek!
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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 03:06:38 AM »
It should be good once it's finished. Maybe I should say "If it's finished" - I remember when Xvesa was going to replace Xorg  :D

The weston window manager was actually pretty nice. Plain text configuration file, looks to have some decent features built in.

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Re: Wayland and Weston
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 07:37:12 AM »
I've been hearing that wayland is about to replace the Xserver since I switched to Linux three years ago and it doesn't seem to be happening soon as of today.