[aur-general] Delete requests for obsolete XWayland packages

Lukas Jirkovsky l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Wed May 28 14:31:49 EDT 2014

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Tim Jester-Pfadt <t.jp at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> anymore.
> "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
> support<http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel/log/?h=xwayland>.
> For generic hardware support, we wrote a generic, unaccelerated
> driver<http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-wayland>
> that
> 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/ -
> Orphaned
> [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>

I wanted to go through the xwayland packages eventually, but since you
listed them so nicely... Thank you for that.

I've removed [1], [2], [3], [5]

I think it makes sense to keep [6], until the xorg-server-git gets
xwayland support, because not everyone wants to have two x servers

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