System compositor progress

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at
Thu Jul 12 21:11:24 UTC 2012

On 12/07/12 23:00, Jonas Platte wrote:
> 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?
Open bugs against LightDM with your logs from /var/log/lightdm and we
will reassign if required.

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