System compositor progress

Jonas Platte jonasplatte at
Thu Jul 12 11:00:06 UTC 2012

Am 12.07.2012, 06:58 Uhr, schrieb Christopher James Halse Rogers  
<raof at>:

> On Wed, 2012-07-11 at 18:04 +1200, Robert Ancell wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We're now at the point where the system compositor [1] is starting to
>> work. Any brave souls who want to start playing with this can have a
>> look at the instructions in the blueprint. Obviously THIS IS HIGHLY
>> EXPERIMENTAL, so play at your own risk! In saying that, early feedback
>> is most welcome and anyone who wants to hack on this contact Chris
>> (RAOF) and I and we can point you at code to play with.
> This is now ready to roll, for intel, nouveau, and radeon. Intel is most
> tested, and should essentially work; nouveau and radeon are less tested.
> amd64 packages of weston are still publishing: you need at least
> 0.89.0~system-compositor4-0~raof3.
> Other than that, go to town!
> Chris
I tried installing the system compositor, but lightdm doesn't start if I  
have "type=weston" set under [SetDefaults]. Should I now open a bug in  
lightdm or in weston?

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