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Re: Migrating ports from XFree86 to Xorg (Was: Changing default X11_TYPE from native to modular for some platforms)

On 20 September 2011 09:53, Radoslaw Kujawa 
<> wrote:
> Hi all.
> On 20 wrz 2011, at 10:17, David Brownlee wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest a deadline is set for cutting all remaining ports
>> across to xorg - the source will remain in the repository for anyone
>> wanting to port any Xfree86 drivers across to Xorg.
> This might mean "no more X11 server on an amiga".
> AFAIK Xorg does not support old-style ite/grf drivers present on this port. 
> Please correct me if I am wrong. Even though we have some wscons support, 99% 
> of users do not use it on amiga, because it is not complete and is not 
> enabled by default. In fact there's only one working wscons driver 
> (amidisplaycc, for amiga's integrated graphics). And we have tons of drivers 
> utilizing the old ite/grf mechanism.
> Converting all ite/grf drivers to wscons is a huge task. I doubt it is 
> possible, considering slow development activity on m68k ports. Adding support 
> for ite/grf to Xorg might be easier actually.
> I am currently working on a PCI subsystem, which might bring some wsdisplay 
> drivers to amiga, but it has still a long way to go.

Given the quantity of amiga grf drivers it may well make more sense to
port the X drivers across from XFree86 to xorg, at least for the near
to medium term. I suspect that once you have the PCI subsystem
complete and running graphics cards (excellent project btw :), those
cards would be supported under wscons and that may pull amiga towards
more wsdisplay usage...

>> I suspect a bunch of them would work fine with wsfb
> Bunch = one or (more likely) zero in case of amiga.

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