[aur-general] Delete requests for obsolete XWayland packages

Tim Jester-Pfadt t.jp at gmx.de
Wed May 28 13:20:59 EDT 2014


now that XWayland changed to being it's own server binary, rather than a
module for X11, there are several obsolete drivers on the AUR which only
create confusion.[1][2][3] The new XWayland doesn't need patched drivers

"In the old model, things like modesetting were done in the video driver,
unfortunately. In the old model, we simply patched Xorg with a special
magical mode to tell video drivers not to do anything too tricky. For
instance, the xf86-video-intel driver had a special branch for Xwayland
For generic hardware support, we wrote a generic, unaccelerated
stubbed out most of the functions we needed. With the new approach, we
don’t need to patch anything at all." [4]

There is also an orphaned build of the development X server, which tries to
build the old deprecated XWayland approach. [5] You can see this, because
it has --enable-wayland instead of the new --enable-xwayland.
Another build is a duplicated of the defacto standard xwayland package
(xwayland-git) the difference is that it not only builds XWayland, but also
the whole X11 server from the development branch even though this is not
needed.[6] People could just use the xorg-server-dev and install
xwayland-git and get the same thing.

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf86-video-ati-xwayland-git/ -
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf86-video-intel-xwayland-git/ -
Maintained by plfiorini<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=plfiorini&SeB=m>
[3] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf86-video-wlglamor-git/ - Orphaned
[4] http://blog.mecheye.net/2014/04/xwayland/
[5] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-xwayland/ - Orphaned
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-xwayland-dev / -
Maintained by maxi_jac<https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?K=maxi_jac&SeB=m>

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