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Enlightenment Elementary Apps Can Now Run Directly On DRM

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Published on 01 April 2014 12:48 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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Enlightenment's been working on native DRM support for its libraries in order for Enlightenment to serve as its own Wayland compositor by talking directly to the Direct Rendering Manager drivers controlling the graphics hardware. Besides serving as a Wayland compositor, Enlightenment's apps based on Elementary can now be run directly on the DRM itself.

With the latest Git development work for the Elementary tool-kit and library, applications can run directly from the DRM driver interface without any display server / compositor / window manager. Applications can be created to run in DRM and by setting the ELM_ENGINE=drm option the apps will run in a standalone mode without anything else underneath.

More details on this latest work can be found by this Git commit that landed earlier today.

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