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Re: wayland-1.0 released

On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 02:15:18 -0400
Michael <> wrote:
> > Wayland-1.0 has been released.
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Has anyone tried making it work on NetBSD yet?
> Ugh, crammed full of linuxisms like epoll.h and such, apparently no
> attempt has been made to be even slightly portable. Not going to be
> trivial :/

The general concept of Wayland makes sense (let's face it, X is a mess
and needs to die eventually), but I haven't seen any sign of
acknowledgement that other *nix systems even exist, or that people
might not have the narrow hardware configuration that they have
targetted. The latter is a concern on Linux, never mind NetBSD. Having
said that, I get the impression is that the aim was to design an
architecture, and create a reference implementation of that
architecture *on Linux*. And so portability really isn't a goal (is it
ever for Linux projects?). Accordingly, it would probably be more
fruitful to build a separate, portable implementation from the ground
up, tracking the spec rather than the ugly codebase. Obviously that's
no small job. 

3072D/F3A66B3A Julian Yon (2012 General Use) <>

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