Where do we stand with Wayland.

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Where do we stand with Wayland.

Postby fossala » 16 Aug 2011, 12:45

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?
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Postby SirDice » 16 Aug 2011, 12:55

I am under the assumption that Wayland is linked to the kernel (Linux).

Not exactly. Wayland will use a few specific things that are only available with a linux kernel (udev for instance).
KDE is being ported to Wayland and I assume more and more "Desktop Environments" will be.

Nothing is being 'ported' to wayland. KDE will be compatible to run on wayland, nothing more.

Will this leave *BSD users without a desktop enviroment or is there plans on implementing Wayland with the FreeBSD kernel?

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.
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Postby fossala » 16 Aug 2011, 13:03

Thanks for clearing things up a little bit.
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