It has been a while since last talking about Wayland
, which is a new display server for Linux
designed around newer X technologies like kernel mode-setting
and the Graphics Execution Manager
. Wayland is being developed as a side-project by Red Hat's Kristian Høgsberg. There hasn't been anything too exciting to report on lately within the Wayland project, but now its Eagle component has a working DRI2
Wayland's Eagle is an EGL (Embedded-System Graphics Library) stack designed around the needs of Wayland and was used instead of Mesa's EGL support. EGL is another Khronos standard and is an interface used to tie in OpenGL ES with the underlying window system. Now this morning, the Eagle EGL stack has a working DRI2 back-end as of this commit
Beyond the Eagle DRI2 back-end now working, the Eagle repository continues to see new work going into it every couple of days. The Wayland repository
also continues to be actively developed.