Cross-posting to yocto since this is of general interest.
On 2021-04-23 2:02 p.m., Alexander Kanavin wrote:
This puts them on equal terms with x11 distro featureWe (Wind River) already drop the x11 DF from some of our distros and
we'd likely do the same for wayland and opengl so while this seems
like the wrong change for headless systems it is one we could deal with.
There was some discussion about this topic on the tech call today and
people were concerned about BSP support for opengl since the software
rendering in mesa is horridly slow.
Can you comment if you think we'd have any show-stopper problems
with opengl support for BSPs?
Joshua said that weston has a usable RDP (remote desktop backend) but
I'm not sure how usable it is especially for single application sharing.
This contrasts with x11 where you can use X11 forwarding over
ssh trivially for whole desktops or an application.
In conclusion, I see the value in pushing yocto forward but we may need
to wait for agreement from BSP folks so let's see what they say.
# Randy MacLeod
# Wind River Linux