Linked by Bjorn Stahl on Tue 26th Sep 2017 08:50 UTC
General Development

Once again there's been a release of the "game engine meets display server meets multimedia framework" project, Arcan, and of its reference desktop environment Durden.

Among the many new engine feature this time around, we find: improved crash recovery, much improved support for Wayland clients, and initial support for OpenBSD. Among the DE features, we find window slicing and overlays, input multicasting, and LED controller profiles.

Refer to the full release announcement for more details and videos.

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RE[4]: Comment by judgen
by crazyloglad on Wed 27th Sep 2017 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by judgen"
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2017-09-27

Yes for everything but the advanced stuff, and that's not far away.

The two developments that are blocking:

1. a special build of the terminal emulator that uses the graphics/input backend in Arcan, allowing TUI API clients to run without the rest of the infrastructure, so you can use it in the same way as kmscon worked, or as a normal Xorg application.

2. completion of the Lua bindings for both the benefit of building a larger test suite, and being forced to rediscover the API from another language context.

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