Hey, this looks really cool!
-a On 5 September 2016 at 06:25, bbjowhn . <bbjst...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm guessing most of you seeing this post aren't too familiar with the > project, so I'll start with something of a synopsis. > > Arcan is a mix between a streaming realtime graphics (and audio) processor, > a game engine and a display server. It has been in development under the > radar for about a decade, patiently awaiting the time where lower level > access to accelerated graphics hardware starts becoming bearable. > > As a display server, it has most of the hardcore features in place since a > while back, i.e. hot-pluggable multi-displays with different orientation, > mixed densities and subpixel layout, mouse, keyboard, game devices, > trackpads, crash recovery, suspend and resume, clipboard, screen sharing, > streaming and so on. > > One of the key differences to say, X.org is that the role of the 'window > manager' has been moved into an authoritative Lua VM and it's the scripts > (or collection of scripts) that you chose to run which defines permitted > behaviour in terms of input and output routing and response. This also > means that it can fit many roles: display manager, virtual terminals or > just an image viewer if that's all you need -- with a pretty compact set of > dependencies. > > Among its downsides: it's still missing an external protocol (though > there's an internal one used for process separation of sensitive tasks, for > providing a terminal and compatibility with some specific targets of > personal importance, like QEmu and --hopefully soon-- Bhyve) so > compatibility options are still limited. The simple reason being that I am > waiting to see which one of the available ones (X, Spice, Mir, Wayland, > ...) turns out to be the least painful option :-) > > Starting with the version in the subject (0.5.1), it's up and running on > FreeBSD with an input driver using syscons/sysmouse (and respective > keymaps). The reason I'm bothering people here is simply that I'm looking > for more people interested in hammering out the details with the BSD > integration and packaging. > > There is so much more to cover -- but if anyone is curious hare are some > points of reference: > > Documentation on internals (including FreeBSD setup specifics) roadmaps, > etc: > https://arcan-fe.com and https://github.com/letoram/arcan/wiki > > A 'talking slide' high-level presentation: > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07nqZIFRDJg > > A 'toy' desktop environment from a few years ago showing some of the crazy > things that can be done: > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O40cPUqLbU > > The more serious desktop environment ('durden') that I am using myself: > https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGqpKIeZOSp6quf6CmMOr91Tmj4UppyoR > > Regards, > Björn > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"