Wayland update

Johannes Lundberg johalun0 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 01:06:24 UTC 2017


It's time for another update from your friendly neighborhood graphics

I will be keeping a live document with instructions etc here


Please visit any time for information about Wayland on FreeBSD. Suggestions
for improvements are welcome.

Your can read all about it on Github, I just want to mention one exciting
addition - the SCFB backend for Weston.

Picture: https://twitter.com/johalun/status/819039940914778112

Before you had to either run Weston in a X11 window or using DRM backend
which requires DRM/KMS enabled hardware driver.

With the new SCFB backend, you can run Weston on any hardware or in VMs
like VMWare or VirtualBox. Rendering is done with the llvmpipe render
engine which has very high performance for software rendering and
compositing with pixman.

Have fun!

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