[arch-general] [RFC] Potentially deprecating primus, bumblebee, virtualGL and primus_vk

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 20:48:34 UTC 2021

On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 19:01, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 14:40, Giancarlo Razzolini
> <grazzolini at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >
> > Em janeiro 12, 2021 15:24 Archange via arch-general escreveu:
> > >
> > > OK, will try to check tomorrow with a friend that has an Optimus laptop.
> > >
> >
> > If upstream is willing to pick up these changes, I'll wait on that, instead of
> > making the proposed changes as of now.
> >
> I'm not sure I follow - how is upstream supposed to "pick" those up?
> These are packaging related and upstream doesn't do packaging after all.
> The only non-packaging piece is the optirun script. I guess one can
> teach BB about "glvnd" bridge. In that case, the daemon stays to do
> power management and the executable correctly sets DRI_PRIME. None of
> the fancy Xorg instances or Xorg config management.
> In the primus(primus_vk*) case they are completely removed in favour
> of compat script, since I don't want to annoy people.
> Although if you prefer I can omit the compatibility scripts all together :-P
Humble poke, can you elaborate what you have in mind?


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