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

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 19:01:52 UTC 2021

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

*Realised that I did not open a bug about primus_vk, but it's
virtually identical to primus.

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