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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] What about Mir and Wayland future support?

From: Philip Ashmore <contact@...>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:31:27 +0100
On 27/04/14 22:24, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Looks like X11 is will come to the end of its life in the next few years,
>> while Ubuntu talks of Mir and there is also Wayland. Will it be possible
>> to adapt TDE and TQt3 for these new graphic frameworks?
>> Here is some links on it:
>> -Alexandre
> This will be very difficult.  I have been aware of Wayland for some time
> but I don't think X11 is truly coming to the end of its life anytime soon.
> When the time does come we would need to write a new backend renderer
> (probably targetting Cairo), then rewrite large chunks of TQt3, tdelibs,
> and tdebase at minimum.  This is not possible with our current manpower.
> Tim
There's the option to upgrade to Qt4 or Qt5, which would open up Trinity
to all the rendering back ends they support.

It's a big ask, but a lot easier to farm out - just get the base
framework ported and the package dependency tree becomes the project
plan for upgrading.

Once R14 is out I'd be happy to help - is there a dpkg way of printing
out the dependency tree of a group of packages from the trinity repos?

Philip Ashmore
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