OESF Portal | OESF Forum | OESF Wiki | LinuxPDA | #planetgemini chat on matrix.org | #gemini-pda chat on Freenode | #zaurus and #alarmz chat on Freenode | ELSI (coming soon) | Ibiblio

IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Profile
Personal Photo
Options
Options
Personal Statement
TheKit doesn't have a personal statement currently.
Personal Info
TheKit
Age Unknown
Gender Not Set
Location Unknown
Birthday Unknown
Interests
No Information
Statistics
Joined: 19-February 18
Profile Views: 348*
Last Seen: Today, 01:47 PM
Local Time: Mar 23 2019, 09:47 AM
23 posts (0 per day)
Contact Information
AIM No Information
Yahoo No Information
ICQ No Information
MSN No Information
Contact Private
* Profile views updated each hour

TheKit

Members


Topics
Posts
Comments
Friends
My Content
19 Feb 2019
As this is out of scope of Debian TP3, I suppose it is better to discuss this in a separate topic. It seems the best way to move forward with Gemini graphical stack (and to get good performance both for 2D/3D apps) is to switch to one of Wayland compositors.

However, compared to Xorg, there is no "standard" Wayland compositor implementation. Both KDE and GNOME provide their own ones, plus there are Wayland compositors not tied to particular WM, such as sway or Wayfire. As we don't have standard Linux DRM graphics stack, each of those would require adaptation to run on Gemini. Therefore it is interesting to know opinions over which one would make sense to get running on Gemini given the device form-factor and overall usability of that compositor/desktop environment if you have been using it on another device.

The possible options I know so far:
  • KWin/Plasma Desktop/possibly Plasma Mobile - already has hwcomposer backend implemented, runs on Gemini as Wayland compositor with some hacks. I tried using Plasma with Wayland instead of X11 on desktop PC, and while there are improvements with every release, some things still work not as expected.
  • Mutter/GNOME - needs hwcomposer backend implemented to run on Gemini. Can't say much, as I am KDE user personally.
  • wlroots-based compositors, such as sway and Wayfire. I ported basic hwcomposer backend for wlroots before, so it is possible to run those at least. There is also Phosh developed by Purism for their Librem 5, but it seems to be still at early stages.
  • Mir - has been recently repurposed as Wayland compositor, has hwcomposer support from Ubuntu Touch. There have been efforts to make MATE work with it, and Unity8 can be potentially used as well, but needs lot of fixes to be usable as desktop-style environment (as opposed to mobile in UBPorts).
Last Visitors


24 Feb 2019 - 12:41


4 Jan 2019 - 10:20


23 Dec 2018 - 23:36


24 May 2018 - 6:18


10 Mar 2018 - 9:17

Comments
Other users have left no comments for TheKit.

Friends
There are no friends to display.
RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd March 2019 - 10:47 PM