Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Ralf Mardorf ralf-mardorf at
Tue Jul 28 11:52:48 UTC 2020

On Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:03:22 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>It all sort of makes sense - right up to wondering why mesa-libs
>and lib-va require wayland rather than the other way round.

They probably need Wayland to bridge/wrap GL or video acceleration to
Wayland. Wayland probably doesn't need GL, because it does use another
GL implementation and hardware video acceleration is probably not
supported by Wayland at all, but maybe requires always Xwayland.

Just guesses. A short research seems to confirm the guess related to
GL. The same short research doesn't provide anything halfway clear
related to hardware video acceleration.

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