Upcoming release

nerdopolis bluescreen_avenger at verizon.net
Tue Jan 22 01:30:52 UTC 2019

On Friday, January 18, 2019 5:20:40 PM EST Derek Foreman wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's been quite some time since our last weston release, and there's
> been some discussion of getting the next one out in the January to March
> timeframe (this would be the last release to have an autotools build, btw).
> Does anyone have objections to an early February freeze and a March
> release?  Anyone with large series near completion?
> Also, I'd like to float the idea of removing the fbdev backend for this
> release (or the next).  The bulk of the interesting features target the
> drm backend, and it feels like fbdev can sometimes be a bit of a pain to
> update when changes are required elsewhere.  Any strong opinions either way?
> Thanks,
> Derek
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I feel like the fbdev backend is a good fallback still. Maybe not for Virtual
Box anymore, since there is now a driver for it in Mainline (I haven't tested
it personally though) ...Currently the Framebuffer backend is the only way to
get Weston working on some obscure hardware such as UDL/DisplayLink2 devices.

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