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TOPIC: add wayland support

add wayland support 4 years 3 weeks ago #1

HI,

is it possible to add wayland support for future releases? So wayland is supported by XBMC 13.X and promise more performance on Intel and maybe also on Raspberry Pi GPU.

thx
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add wayland support 4 years 3 weeks ago #2

  • bircoe
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The Raspberry Pi builds don't have X included anyway, adding Wayland would bulk it up again and likely slow it down. And as for Intel, almost any modern CPU is more than capable of running OpenELEC with ease.

I'm not sure if the Dev's have looked into replacing X with Wayland yet... or if it's even on the radar.
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add wayland support 3 years 10 months ago #3

If I understand wayland right the overhead is not much higher than under SDL and FRAMEBUFFER. And wayland gave us the possibilities to add some other graphic components like a browser or graphical termianl ... Also the support for touchscreen and mouse could be better than under SDL and framebuffer. So I think it could be a good idea to test wayland also on Raspberry Pi.

For the other target architecture wayland could also be a good opportunity.
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add wayland support 3 years 10 months ago #4

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stoffel010170 wrote:
And wayland gave us the possibilities to add some other graphic components like a browser or graphical terminal
You can do that now too. At least on non-rpi hw.
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add wayland support 3 years 10 months ago #5

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What's stopping you from running a browser and terminal with X? From what I know, there aren't any browsers running properly on Wayland yet.
OpenELEC is dead, check out LibreELEC.
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add wayland support 3 years 10 months ago #6

Performance issues with X ...
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add wayland support 3 years 10 months ago #7

Nothing stop me to use X but Wayland is the future ;)
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add wayland support 9 months 3 weeks ago #8

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Currently I'm trying to run on RaspberryPI with OpenELEC 7.0 and a basic WebBrowser based on unofficial Qt5.6.2, QtWebkit 5.5.1 support. The Qt based web browser runs fine but i can't handle the mouse or keyboard in the browser because the /dev/input devices are holded by Kodi.
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