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Old 11-05-10, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question Wayland

Ubuntu just announced that it will switch from x.org to Wayland. I wonder how likely it is that nvidia will support Wayland in the near future?

According to this the only two things a Linux graphics driver needs to support for Wayland are:
  • A way to set the graphics mode (like kms, but it could also be a standalone library)
  • A way to share video memory buffers (for example an EGLImage) between processes

I know that KMS is not (yet) supported by nividia. Is sharing video memory buffers between processes supported?
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Old 11-06-10, 03:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wayland

This switch is only for mobile devices.

There's nothing to worry about.
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Old 11-06-10, 04:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wayland

As far as I know they want to switch the normal Distro too.
HOWEVER, quote from Mark form his "blog/website":
Originally Posted by mark
Itís highly unlikely that the default Ubuntu install in a year will be on Wayland. Itís possible that there will be versions of Ubuntu that use it, or proof-of-concept images, by then. More importantly, we wonít make it the default until it really is widely supported and supportable, by folks using a wide variety of hardware providers. And as for network connectivity, thereís sufficient time between now and then for these problems to get solved.
So it want be a fast switch...
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Old 11-06-10, 05:58 PM   #4
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You better read the forum carefully as such topic is already being discussed here.
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