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Where do we stand with Wayland.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by fossala, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. fossala

    fossala New Member

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    I am under the assumption that Wayland is linked to the kernel (Linux). Where would we stand in a Linux central UNIX world? KDE is being ported to Wayland and I assume more and more "Desktop Environments" will be. Will this leave *BSD users without a desktop enviroment or is there plans on implementing Wayland with the FreeBSD kernel?
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not exactly. Wayland will use a few specific things that are only available with a linux kernel (udev for instance).
    Nothing is being 'ported' to wayland. KDE will be compatible to run on wayland, nothing more.

    Xorg is still around and won't be gone anytime soon. And as far as I know there are no plans on porting Wayland to FreeBSD.
     
  3. fossala

    fossala New Member

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    Thanks for clearing things up a little bit.