I've now heard plenty of times that #Wayland compositors are less power efficient than #Xorg because they do compositing, which is blatantly wrong. My Wayland setup uses less energy than my Xorg setup did WITHOUT compositing. This is not that surprising when you take a look at how the whole thing works. (I have no comparable values for window managers that have built in compositing but I imagine Wayland compositors to still perform better here)
@raichoo X.org is abomination which needs to die our ASAP.
@charlag It served us well for some time (and probably also kind of held us back). We seriously need to move on though.
@lanodan I get significantly more time when running on battery. I have not measured actual numbers (which is a bit hard since hardware is degrading over time). Overall I think I have around an additional 60 minutes on my main system.
@lanodan Could very well be the case. I've heard others report similar things after they've switched, so it's not an isolated incidence.
@raichoo Does wayland run on non-Linux platforms at all?
@alexshendi Runs on FreeBSD and probably also on DragonflyBSD. There is some work being done on NetBSD, none on OpenBSD so far AFAIK.
@alexshendi I think there is also a port to Hurd and Mac OS.
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