Wayland on FreeBSD

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Apr 21 13:07:56 UTC 2020

On Mon, 20 Apr 2020 19:18:51 -0600, @lbutlr wrote:
> On 20 Apr 2020, at 02:24, Ihor Antonov <ngor at antonovs.family> wrote:
> > But even in 10 years FreeBSD hackers will keep using rotting X11
> Perhaps. A tiny percentage. The rest will continue as they are now,
> avoiding X11 at all costs because it is insecure bloat that
> interferes with the desired operation of the machine.

Depends. If Wayland can offer all features that X11 offers at
the moment, there will probably be no major problem in transition.
Being able to utilize 3D support and all the driver confusion
is definitely a point to work on.

> FreeBSD doesn’t delude its users into thinking it is a
> reasoanable desktop; linux does but it is a delusion.

No idea what I'm "obviously" doing wrong for decades...
I'm using FreeBSD as a very reliable (!), convenient,
modern, pleasant, do-not-interfere-with-my-intentions
kind of desktop for probably 20 years, for regular
desktop use, development, gaming, media, everything.
Personally, I'm not missing _anything_ that's important
to me; on the other side, Linux desktops do not offer
this kind of reliability yet. ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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