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FS#68916 - [xorg-server-xwayland] Package newer master version?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by G3ro (G3ro) - Wednesday, 09 December 2020, 21:48 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:10 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Description:
Due to the status of the Xorg development (no new major release for some time,
see also (e.g.): https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ajax-On-The-X-Server ), there are some new changes missing even in the newest release of 1.20.10.

A list can be found here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:Wayland#XWayland
And here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/XwaylandStandalone#Benefit_to_Fedora

I should add that without the multiple buffer patches for example, many applications are unusable because of tearing, flickering etc.

So it is kinda obvious that everyone who wants to make use of XWayland should use a -git version instead.

In this special situation it might even be useful to package it.
So thats what this Feature Request is about.



This task depends upon

Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Thursday, 10 December 2020, 12:10 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by G3ro (G3ro) - Wednesday, 09 December 2020, 21:52 GMT
Almost forgot, nloewen has added a standalone version on AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-xwayland-standalone-git/

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