Kodi 18.0 is finally getting close to a general release. Some of the new features
include support for new display systems: Wayland and GBM. The kodi package will
change a little, but the changes will allow you to use the display system of your
- kodi: Now a meta package pulling in Everything
- kodi-common: What the kodi package used to be
- kodi-x11: X11 binary
- kodi-wayland: Wayland binary
- kodi-gdm: GDM binary
Hopefully this will make Kodi useful on all architectures and provide a wide range
of choices for users.
Please note: I'm unsure of the current state of VAAPI or decoding acceleration on
Wayland. Last I heard it did not work. I would recommend staying with X11 unless you
have a use-case that requires another display server.