The Future Is Nowish
A Long Time Coming
Zink can now run all display platform flavors of Weston (and possibly other compositors?). Expect it in zink-wip later today once it passes another round of my local CI.
Here it is in DRM running
weston-simple-dmabuf-egl all on zink:
This has a lot of rough edges, mostly as it relates to X11. In particular:
- xservers (including xwayland) can’t run because GLAMOR is hard
- some apps (e.g., Unigine Heaven) randomly get killed by the xserver for unknown reasons
- if you’re very lucky, you can hit a Vulkan WSI deadlock
I’d go into details on this, but honestly it’s going to be like a week of posts to detail the sheer amount of chainsawing that’s gone into the project.
Stay tuned for that and more next week.