Does anyone use Weston on the Raspberry Pi?
ppaalanen at gmail.com
Wed May 11 08:28:31 UTC 2016
it has been a very long time since anything has happened with Weston's
rpi-backend. This is the (only) Weston backend using a proprietary API,
for Raspberry Pi it is the DispmanX API.
I have heard reports that the rpi-backend has been a lot more not
working than working, allegedly because of firmware issues.
I haven't tried it myself for a long time, but sounds like I wouldn't
have much luck in checking if the rpi-backend would still be ok. I
might be able to dig up an ancient sd-card image where I originally
developed the rpi-backend and test with that, but it seems useless if
no-one else doing the same, and if it won't work on recent images
Is anyone using Weston with the rpi-backend on a Raspberry Pi?
Would you be upset if I deleted the whole rpi-backend right now?
The rpi-backend is a dead end anyway, because the work in the kernel and
Mesa to support the Raspberry Pi is progressing, and eventually you
will be able to use the standard DRM-backend of Weston. But, I hear the
DRM support is not quite completely there yet, so deleting the
rpi-backend might cause a support gap in Weston releases.
So, does anyone care about keeping up with Weston releases if you use
it on a Raspberry Pi?
If you do care, it does work for you, and you would like to keep on
updating Weston, would you be able to test Weston patches from the
I have a lot to do, and I would prefer to not invest effort in code
no-one is using, that is tagged for removal in the future anyway.
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