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Would it not be possible for Wayland to be designed to use X drivers? This way we would not break compatibility with older/newer hardware?
The way to Wayland: Preparing for life After X
Posted Nov 19, 2010 23:43 UTC (Fri) by JohnLenz (subscriber, #42089)
The problem is closed source drivers. If the closed source drivers would be modified to not require X but run directly on the hardware, then wayland would work for them too with no changes to wayland needed. But no one can see the code so no one knows.
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