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    Phoronix: FreeBSD Works On AMD KMS, BHyVe, Clang

    The FreeBSD Q4'2012 status report has been issued to update its users and other stakeholders on the state of this BSD operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxOTI

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    Work has begun on Radeon KMS support for FreeBSD. [...] The work is being done for FreeBSD 10 but there's a long way to go.
    The wiki sounds a bit more optimistic. The last status update speaks about a firefox running on KMS Xorg.

    So when the BSD guys have KMS working for FreeBSD 10, Wayland should work, too.... And maybe GnomeShell is ported to Wayland 'till then... I hope this Wayland port won't be Linux only, as Weston is (AFAIR).

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    I hope relevant improvements can be ported OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly BSD too.

    Maybe even Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    Wayland will not be in BSD cause BSD f*** are so stuck up they will not execpt Wayland until it's too late
    FYI: Wayland is MIT-licensed, which is slightly more permissive than BSD. Mir is the only GPL3 display server.
    :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    Wayland will not be in BSD cause BSD fucks are so stuck up they will not execpt Wayland until it's too late
    Oh, you should have told them, man! Now they didn't know that and just started submitting patches to Wayland to get it ported

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    Wayland will not be in BSD cause BSD fucks are so stuck up they will not execpt Wayland until it's too late
    Weston is Linux-specific, however Wayland is not.
    Wayland may come to BSD.

    Wayland needs KMS and some technology in the kernel that BSD doesn't have yet, but FreeBSD is working on bringing some of that over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Wayland needs KMS
    AFAIK, it is Weston that needs KMS, not Wayland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
    "Wayland doesn't need KMS"

    can you post the source to that
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODgxMg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vim_User View Post
    AFAIK, it is Weston that needs KMS, not Wayland.
    Right. Wayland is basically just a buffer-swapping and event-handling API.

    What it does, though is offload a bunch of the stuff that X used to do into the compositor. So Weston (and Kwin/etc.) have to do things like handling the mode setting.

    Weston does that by using KMS, though the proprietary drivers are free to modify the code as necessary to work with their drivers.

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