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Re: What to do with base X11 for netbsd-9 ?

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 09:12:42AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I would like to get your feedback about the current state of the base X11,
> as there have been lots of threads about various issues and I have lost
> the overview of what works in -current and what does not.
> We *really* need to branch netbsd-9 very soon now, and it is unclear (at
> least to me) what should happen to the in-tree X11 version.
>  - we have very obvious display bugs at first sight in xdm
>  - self hosting builds on 4 GB amd64 machines are not really possible
>    any more (due to LLVM runtime dependencies, which can not even be
>    disabled at build time right now)
>  - reports here (and on other lists) about display problems and success
>    stories have no clear winner (but probably due to me losing track)
> So what is you story/opinion: is base X11 usable in -current? If not,
> what needs to be done or what hardware needs fixes?

FWIW, on a recent Dell laptop:
[     1.000003] cpu0 at mainbus0 apid 0
[     1.000003] cpu0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, id 0x806e9
[     1.014344] i915drmkms0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0: vendor 8086 product 5916 (rev. 0x02)

With current I can now use stellarium and opencpn with hardware accelleration,
which is a real improvement over netbsd-8 (stellarium now gives me 60fps,
when without hardware accelleration it's a less than 1 - almost unusable).

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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