[mythtv-users] MythTV and Wayland

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 18:35:37 UTC 2024


On 25/03/2024 15:09, Mike Hodson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2024, 05:08 John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:johnpilk222 at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     On 24/03/2024 19:56, James Abernathy wrote:
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>      > On Sun, Mar 24, 2024, 9:16 AM John Pilkington
>     <johnpilk222 at gmail.com <mailto:johnpilk222 at gmail.com>
>      > <mailto:johnpilk222 at gmail.com <mailto:johnpilk222 at gmail.com>>> wrote:
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>      > On my front ends running Wayland I run mythfrontend --platform xcb
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>      > Jim A
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>     Thanks Jim, that could be useful.  I just tried the inverse.
> 
>     from konsole under Plasma-X11.  None of the wayland options were found.
> 
> 
> I'm not entirely certain if you expected them to be, but indeed this is 
> certainly not the case.
> 
> Wayland is a new architecture that has [partially broken and buggy] 
> backwards compatibility plugins for x11 applications, while x11 is not 
> forward compatible with Wayland protocol applications nor will it ever 
> be.  Something like WayDroid does not work under x11 and simply can't.
> 
> The fact that QT applications and KDEs compositor can run on both is 
> only due to two completely separate code paths that ideally the 
> developers would like to merge into a Wayland only product.
> 
> Mike
> 

Thank you for that explanation.  I really didn't know what to expect.

For the present I think I shall stay with X11, but it does look as if my 
hardware could run with Wayland if necessary.

John




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