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The State Of The Wayland Display Server

May 21, 2009, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Since first talking about Wayland back in November, this display server has advanced a fair amount. Intel kernel mode-setting has also entered the mainline Linux kernel and the ATI kernel mode-setting support is preparing to go mainline in Linux 2.6.31 or 2.6.32. Wayland has EGL and GLX based compositors, in December it picked up a working terminal, and in time for Christmas there was even the ability to run dual X Servers side-by-side in Wayland. In February its Eagle EGL stack had working DRI2 support and a month later a Clutter back-end was in development. However, when it comes to the Wayland code-base itself, not much activity has taken place within the past two months. In fact, the last Git commit was on the 17th of March."

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