[PATCH] fbdev: Add an fbdev compositor backend using pixman and evdev

Philip Withnall philip at tecnocode.co.uk
Fri Jan 18 04:01:38 PST 2013

On Fri, 2013-01-18 at 13:09 +0200, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> > > Why not discover that device via udev? That would avoid any hard-coded
> > > paths. And you could do an fbdev_output_create() on all fbdev devices
> > > you find.
> > 
> > Good idea. It's not on my list of priorities though, since I (completely
> > selfishly) put together this backend for my own use on FreeBSD, which
> > doesn't have udev.
> Ah, I've been wondering about udev on FreeBSD a bit. You would
> probably want two flavours of fbdev backend, one with udev and one
> without (or with something else). Do you have any plans on maintaining
> a FreeBSD/fbdev backend? Would it be something worth getting in Weston
> upstream?

What I've been doing so far is maintaining a branch with a load of hacks
to port things to FreeBSD (e.g.
https://gitorious.org/~pwithnall/weston/pwithnalls-weston/commits/freebsd). If wanted, I could upstream them at some point, but they would need a lot of tidying up. I also couldn't commit to maintaining them since I don't normally run FreeBSD (and will stop running it after I finish this research project).

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