Wayland on FreeBSD

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Tue Apr 21 14:30:24 UTC 2020

On Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:07:41 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> 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,

	Wayland is not network transparent which has always been the major
advantage (and disadvantage) of X11 over everything else.

> 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.

	The only thing is that Wayland uses the same troublesome DRI/DRM
infrastructure as X11.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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