cjan wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 pm
does build wayland supported in the future?
I know that Kodi can be compiled with Wayland support, at least on x86 machines. It is reported to work on Amlogic chips (see here: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=336735
) but I don't know how is the performance/stability.
I have no idea if it will work on the Raspberry Pi, I never tried it. The last time I tried Wayland/Weston was some years ago and if I remember correctly, some time ago, Wayland/Weston devs removed the Raspberry Pi specific code and the Raspberry Pi Foundation does not support it anymore. At least with the proprietary Broadcom closed source graphics drivers aka "Legacy" drivers.
I know that Wayland/Weston works with the open source VC4 graphics drivers, but even if I (or anyone) compiles Kodi for it and it works, it won't have hardware video decoding, because there isn't yet support in Kodi for MMAL to access the hardware video codescs (or something like that) on the open source VC4 graphics drivers.
Like you may know, you cannot compile Kodi (or any other software) with support for all windowing system (X11, Wayland, etc) and graphics API (OpenGL/OpenGL ES). You have to compile to one or another and it will not work on the others.
So I see no purpose on spending time on this, and maintaining two different versions. If in the future it is confirmed to be working with all the bells and whistles with the open source VC4 drivers, I will provide a separate version.