Xorg to Wayland?

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Xorg to Wayland?

Post by Sasquatch » 7. Oct 2016, 23:11

With Xorg looking like it's about to become extinct and several groups already porting to Wayland, what are the plans for migrating Salix over to Wayland? Is this something we could accomplish individually? I know the folks at Enlightenment are working on the switch and we already have Enlightenment available in the repository. So what all would have to change to make the switch? I'm certain it wouldn't be a simple task. But would it require a ground-up rebuild? Or would it just be a matter of adding Wayland to the core instead of X and then changing the appropriate conf or rc files? I'm just curious.

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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by mimosa » 8. Oct 2016, 08:47

If this happens, it will presumably be upstream (Slackware).

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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by Sasquatch » 8. Oct 2016, 11:45

mimosa wrote:If this happens, it will presumably be upstream (Slackware).
Ah. I hadn't thought of that.

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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by gapan » 9. Oct 2016, 17:56

Don't expect Xorg to go anywhere in the not so near future.
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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by Sasquatch » 9. Oct 2016, 23:53

Yeah, probably not in the next week or two :D But eventually it will disappear. Although my understanding is that really the only thing going away is the name. It's mostly Xorg developers working on Wayland and it's mostly just a major update and a lot of fixes that will break the backwards compatibility.

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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by mimosa » 10. Oct 2016, 16:51

I don't know about that, but the name is terrible - it sounds like a bad chipset.

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Re: Xorg to Wayland?

Post by Sasquatch » 10. Oct 2016, 16:53

I agree with that.

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