Wayland Direct Framebuffer (FreeBSD)

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at outstep.com
Mon Jul 20 16:32:38 UTC 2020


I am digging into the cage project now.

Not exactly sure what the Wayland and Cage relationship is together but am
assuming that it might be able to provide the graphics support that I seek.


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 10:56 AM Ilia Bozhinov <ammen99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am not very familiar with your type of setup, but maybe you can check
> this project out, it is meant for kiosk setups:
> https://github.com/Hjdskes/cage
> Regards,
> Ilia Bozhinov
> On Mon, 20 Jul 2020, 02:55 Lonnie Cumberland, <lonnie at outstep.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am working on a speciality project for a super ultra-thin distro that
>> will basically run just a single graphical application in a type of Kiosk
>> (fullscreen) mode and Xorg is just WAY too large for what I want to do.
>> I am using FreeBSD and have started to look heavily into Direct
>> Framebuffer (DRM) approaches.
>> With that in mind, I have just learned that Waylan may support Direct
>> Framebuffers and wanted to find out more about this if possible.
>> The application that I will be using on the OS is just an RDP (or VNC)
>> client and really nothing more.
>> My questions are if Wayland can render to the Framebuffer and also how
>> large of a footprint are we talking about?
>> I started investigating DirectFB which can be loaded and am guessing that
>> Wayland (if it supports FB) would be loaded on top.
>> Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
>> Best Regards,
>> Lonnie
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