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VSIDO Support => WM Designs and Discussions => Topic started by: PackRat on March 09, 2016, 03:21:19 PM

Title: Wayland and Weston
Post by: PackRat on March 09, 2016, 03:21:19 PM
Anyone been tinkering with wayland?

(http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot2016-03-0910-17-01.png) (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot2016-03-0910-17-01.php)

been messing around with it a bit just to have a look; tried the maui project live cd  (http://www.maui-project.org/) as well.
Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: Snap 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?
Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: PackRat 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.
Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: PackRat on March 11, 2016, 10:48:26 PM
E20 + VSIDO + Wayland:

(https://scrot.moe/images/2016/03/11/e-wayland-shot-2016-03-11_17-22-41.th.png) (https://scrot.moe/image/3wFD)

too unstable so couldn't give it a long look.
Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: jedi 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!
Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: PackRat 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.

Title: Re: Wayland and Weston
Post by: Snap 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.