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Chromium To Support Wayland 61

sfcrazy writes "Chromium developers have started porting Chromium to X11 alternatives such as Wayland. Tiago Vignatti sent a message to the freedesktop mailing list, 'Today we are launching publicly Ozone-Wayland, which is the implementation of Chromium's Ozone for supporting Wayland graphics system. Different projects based on Chromium/Blink like the Chrome browser, ChromeOS, among others can be enabled now using Wayland.'"
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Chromium To Support Wayland

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  • Mir is a dud (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    LOL, no one wants to use Mir. Isn't it about time Canonical just sticks a fork in it, admits they were wrong and just start working with upstream instead? Yeah, yeah, who am I kidding. Canonical's culture is based almost entirely on NIH and being a leech.

    • yes and no... I like XMir quite a lot. Also, Weyland has a lot of potential. It's fine for open source Chromium to support it, but I'm wary of Google getting its meathooks into the project.

      • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

        by Anonymous Coward

        I like XMir quite a lot

        How so? What is anything that XMir does better than X?

      • by DrXym ( 126579 )
        XMir is rootless X running on Mir. I don't see that it makes much difference to any desktop X11 app if it was that or XWayland instead. I expect most apps will run happily over either providing the extensions they use are present and functioning. Over time it is likely that desktop apps will bypass X entirely because GTK/QT will favour the Wayland (or Mir?) backend if one is available and suitable for the invocation.

        I think the issues for Ubuntu is they seem more interested in the mobile device space than

    • by Phil Urich ( 841393 ) on Monday October 07, 2013 @08:40PM (#45065331) Journal

      To be fair, some of the behaviour that's been seen has been down to underlying bugs in the Xorg drivers that were never triggered under normal use but are hit by XMir. Others are down to implicit assumptions made in the drivers that XMir happens to violate. The problem is that there doesn't appear to have been enough room in the schedule to deal with these interactions, presumably because nobody accounted for the inevitable "This thing we thought would be easy turns out to be difficult" part of the project.

      Source: Matthew Garrett, The state of XMir []

    • by Merk42 ( 1906718 )

      ...Canonical's culture is based almost entirely on NIH and being a leech.

      Aren't those two exact opposites?

      • ...Canonical's culture is based almost entirely on NIH and being a leech.

        Aren't those two exact opposites?

        There you go ruining someone's rant by applying logic.

  • by Gravis Zero ( 934156 ) on Monday October 07, 2013 @07:40PM (#45064837)

    will it actually increase the overall speed of the browser?

    • I don't think that's the actual goal. The goal is to maintain Ozone-* as middleware between chromium and *, so they don't need to rewrite each feature for X11, Wayland, Mir, etc.
      In truth, since development times SHOULD shrink, this may free up devs to work on other features that make the browser run faster - or not.

  • Let me know when they remove RLZ Tracking and maybe I'll start to trust them as a web browser.
    • Nothing of what you mention has ever been in Chromium.

      • Chromium has no software updater. I either have to download a separate add-on that gives me an icon when an update is available, or I have to check their website for updates. And I still need to download and install them. Or I could use an external program to automate some of that. A giant hassle just to keep it updated.

        Chromium is still brought to you by the people that brought you RLZ Tracking. Also see []

        Obviously it's a great web browser. But its great
        • So I can then safely assume your initial post was just karma whoring, seeing as how the issue you initially discussed really didn't matter at all when considering its worthiness to you?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    It would be nice if they started to maintain a up-to-date ppa for ubuntu. After all it is a contestant for the standard browser for ubuntu. In my recollection the same thing is true for the windows version. If you want the most recent version you have to build it yourself. Which is ridiculous for a piece of software for which it is absolutely crucial to be up-to-date.

As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.