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Will it features/performance be on par with xserver without wayland?
LCA: The ways of Wayland
Posted Feb 13, 2013 21:18 UTC (Wed) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
Posted Feb 13, 2013 21:26 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Basically, X server just gets a "front buffer" that is an OpenGL texture. It then can use whatever it wants to draw on it and Wayland just pushes it to the actual screen.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 22:28 UTC (Wed) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
DRI2 and accelerations bypass the X server in the first place, so it doesn't matter whether the X server is a Wayland client or not for them.
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