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Wayland

TheRaven

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#4
Up to date graphics support for Nvidia --eventually support will proliferate, but the driver developers are the focus considering hardware specific support.

Recently seen mention of Wayland at the Nvidia developer community forums, but am at a loss for remembering where specifically. It is already being mentioned lightly, so that's a start. FYI: was snooping around trying to gat an idea of whether or not, possibly when, CUDA would be supported in the BSD space when I stumbled upon brief chats about Wayland support.

I don't currently use or have access to AMD/Radeon graphics hardware so know nothing about those avenues concerning Wayland.
 

A. D. Sharpe Sr.

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#5
Considering that most of Wayland's development is being done by people who worked on X11 & could care less about FreeBSD, is there a reason for any of the BSDs to break their necks in an attempt to follow them to the "next big thing" which will also ignore us? Isn't it time for the BSD community to get together & engineer something better? Now, there're literally 4 main branches of the BSD tree Free|Open|Net|Dragonfly. Surely, enough people from each group can gather together to create a more complete, more functional, more stable, & more performant replacement for ourselves -that will advance at our own pace.
 

fernandel

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#6
Considering that most of Wayland's development is being done by people who worked on X11 & could care less about FreeBSD, is there a reason for any of the BSDs to break their necks in an attempt to follow them to the "next big thing" which will also ignore us? Isn't it time for the BSD community to get together & engineer something better? Now, there're literally 4 main branches of the BSD tree Free|Open|Net|Dragonfly. Surely, enough people from each group can gather together to create a more complete, more functional, more stable, & more performant replacement for ourselves -that will advance at our own pace.
Check FreeBSD mailing lists:
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-x11/2017-December/thread.html
I forgot but there is also a thread in FreeBSD Ports.
 

michael_hackson

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#7
Yes! I am very curious about this. Haven't had time to put myself into this wayland thing more than just briefly. Is anyone trying this with Nvidia already?
 

michael_hackson

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abishai

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#12
Why we enabling it in the ports? All I use (and, probably, most of BSD folks) is incompatible with it and won't be. Openbox, tint2, xfce and so on. With such compatibility, WAYLAND is a perfect candidate for my OPTIONS_UNSET. Leave experiments to linux.