Wayland on Embedded

Abhijit Potnis abhijitpotnis at gmail.com
Tue May 8 04:32:31 PDT 2012

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 8 May 2012 15:34:58 +0530
> Abhijit Potnis <abhijitpotnis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello ,
> >
> > I am trying to run Wayland on an ARM based board over X, just as we run
> > Wayland/Weston on a x86 Linux Desktop Machine. I doubt if compiling
> Wayland
> > and its dependencies for ARM platform and building Weston so as to run on
> > X11 back-end would work. Or do I have to write a new back-end for Weston.
> >
> > How do I go about this ?
> Hi,
> there is very little point in running Wayland on top of X, unless you
> are developing or simply curious. What is your aim?

"Proprietary driver restriction" for running Wayland on the HW, so running
it on top of X.

> If you can get a GL ES 2 context by EGL on X on your platform, then I
> guess it could work.

Yes, this might be possible. But

> If your system does not use Mesa for 3D drivers,
> then you won't get GL support for Wayland clients.
The System does not use Mesa for 3D drivers, so I guess there won't be any
GL support for Wayland Clients. So is it a dead end, or some Wayland
clients might still work ?

> The only way to know is to try.
I will try running the board with Mesa (no HW acceleration ) and then run
Wayland on top of X.

> Thanks,
> pq

Thanks !

Abhijit Potnis
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