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What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland

Wayland

Published on 13 February 2014 03:47 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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For those wondering what it entails in porting a program that previously depended upon X11 and its APIs to now working natively on Wayland without XWayland, here are some FOSDEM slides to check out.

Manuel Bachmann covered the process of porting legacy X11 and OpenGL-using applications to Wayland at FOSDEM earlier this month in Belgium. Bachmann went in-depth in covering the porting process for interested developers in moving their Linux applications from being X11 dependent to now playing well with Wayland. Those developers interested in all of the details can checkout the ODP slides of the presentation. I've just been finishing going up through the hundreds of presentations from FOSDEM (one of my favorite open-source events in the world!) and recapping the most interesting talks where there are slides or videos available; for those not into all of the FOSDEM content, it will soon be over, until next year.

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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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