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Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support

Wayland

Published on 23 July 2013 07:58 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Carsten Haitzler, a.k.a. "Rasterman" and known for his work on the Enlightenment window manager / desktop, has provided some new comments on Enlightenment's planned support for Wayland.

Enlightenment on Wayland has been progressing as noted in a Phoronix article this weekend after days of discussion within the Phoronix Forums.

This weekend I emailed Carsten Haitzler to find out if he had anything new to say about Enlightenment's plans for Wayland, to which he responded, "we're building a full wayland compositor - ie kms/drm (no x underneath). e18 (git) already handles wayland clients in x11. we're working on wayland support already. for the future we expect to have a fully working wayland compositor/wm/desktop."

So basically for Enlightenment E18, which is already in feature freeze and will hopefully be released this calendar year, there is initial support. However, for the future they are aiming for their own Wayland compositor (thus not relying upon Weston either), but it's not known when that will arrive and not hopefully as long as it took for E17 to be officially released. Enlightenment developers have already expressed in the past as well that they aren't interested in supporting Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu.

Rasterman also recommends Phoronix readers check out their Wayland Wiki page about the topic, but as of publishing it hasn't been updated in about two months.

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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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