Compiling weston on a Raspberry Pi
ciptok at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 06:26:59 PDT 2012
I'm working on backend for RaspberryPi for weston on my free time. I
based on backend for android as Abhijit pointed. Currently I'm able to
initialize display and was also able to draw using compositor part of
weston. However at that stage I didn't manage to run clients properly
(even simple ones).
To work on it I use buildroot for RPI:
I didn't commit packages for weston yet as still have some issues,
I'll try to do it soon.
If anyone else is working on it I'm happy to talk about that.
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Abhijit Potnis
<abhijitpotnis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Marian,
> Looking at the forum discussion I guess you intend to run wayland/weston
> with drm backend on the Pi board. Correct me if I am wrong.
> "Wayland" should straight away build for ARM as it has very minimal
> and is hardware agnostic.
> "Weston" is the hardware related part of the wayland project. A wayland
> implementation of a compositor. So you would need a rendering backend that
> works for your board so as to be able to run Weston. Weston right now
> drm, X11, android and wayland itself as backends
> I seem to agree with twolife 's comment in the forum. If Pi doesn't
> provide DRM support then it wouldn't be possible to use weston's
> One will have to write a new backed for the Pi board.
> Is there a way to do GLES2 on the framebuffer directly? If there is a
> way, you could get Weston running without X by writing a new backend. You
> can follow Pekka's android back-end for understanding. With this though
> you can't run GL clients on Wayland, but you might be able to run a few
> simple clients like simple-shm, flower, dnd .. etc
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Marian Buschsieweke
> <m.buschsieweke at uni-muenster.de> wrote:
>> Hello everybody!
>> I'm trying to compile wayland and weston on the raspberry pi. For those
>> who not know: The Raspberry Pi is a 35$ ARM linux box with about 2W
>> power consumption (see http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs for more
>> I already got wayland and cairo with EGL and GLESv2 support compiled
>> and installed, but I'm having problems with weston.
>> The raspberry pi provides a proprietary driver with EGL, GLESv2 and
>> OpenVG support.
>> I'm using https://github.com/robclark/libgbm to get libgbm working on
>> the Pi.
>> Is there someone who has a Raspberry Pi already got weston working on
>> the Pi? Is it actually possible?
>> I've seen that "qtwayland" does work on the Pi.
>> Feel free to join discussion in the Raspberry Pi Forum:
>> Thanks for you help!
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