running Wayland on set-top-box

haithem rahmani haithem.rahmani at
Sun Oct 16 13:42:30 PDT 2011

> I read on Phoronix that Wayland can run on plain Linux framebuffer, you
> could also try building Mesa with just swrast without the accelerated
> drivers but I'm not sure how it works (performance might be degraded) and I
> haven't tried since I'm currently running Wayland on Nouveau (finally I can
> see something, just the window decorator but that's way better than
> garbage).
OK, but it said that a simple terminal consumed 8Gb of RAM, I don't have
such memory on
a set-top-box :(

> If your application is written using GTK+ or Qt it might be better to try
> running it on DirectFB instead of using Wayland.

Actually this is the origin of my issues, GTK+-3.x has dropped the directfb
backend and
is providing a wayland one now, qt lighthouse will be based on wayland too,
and in the set-top-box world the most famous library supporting hw
acceleration is DirectFB, so I'm looking to see if it is possible to have
wayland on DirectFB or not.

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