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WebKitGTK+ Accelerated Epiphany On Wayland

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Published on 01 October 2012 01:55 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Igalia has accelerated WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany to work atop Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.

While WebKitGTK+ with Epiphany was easy to get working for running non-3D web-sites, for handling OpenGL code from the web browser required some manuevering. However, José Dapena was successful in getting a working version for handling WebGL and accelerated composition of layers (CSS-3D transformations, etc).

For those interested in the technical details of what it took to make WebKitGTK+ acceleration work under Wayland with the Epiphany web-browser, see this Igalia blog post.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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