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  • Chromium Browser Support On Wayland Continues To Be Developed

    Phoronix: Chromium Browser Support On Wayland Continues To Be Developed

    While there has been no major breakthroughs to report on lately, Intel's 01.org Wayland Ozone layer needed for Chromium/Chrome support on Wayland continues to be developed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...land-Continues

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    What are the chances of this ever going mainline? AFAIK native Chromium on Wayland would not be able to use the flashplugin from adobe or the pepper api one extracted from Chrome.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
      What are the chances of this ever going mainline? AFAIK native Chromium on Wayland would not be able to use the flashplugin from adobe or the pepper api one extracted from Chrome.
      Why wouldn't it be able to use flash? Adobe (or Google) would just have to update Pepper Flash to not require X11.

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      • #4
        For one thing, I don't think Adobe is particularly fond of flash anymore, and are mostly maintaining it for legacy purposes and to prevent security holes as best they can for systems that require it. I seem to remember them pushing pretty hard for HTML5 technologies and they even have a content creation tool for that purpose. Err, linkdump below:
        Code:
        https://helpx.adobe.com/flash/using/creating-publishing-html5-canvas-document.html
        http://www.cio.com/article/2376661/internet/how-adobe-is-moving-on-from-flash-to-embrace-html5.html
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2012/09/25/adobe-announces-amazing-suite-of-html5-tools-in-bid-to-merge-open-source-and-profit/
        Last edited by Nobu; 29 October 2015, 12:06 PM.

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        • #5
          Works in QtWebEngine. I had no idea it wasn't supposed to work upstream when I worked on it.

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          • #6
            But Flash actually does neither use native X11 APIs nor other system-dependent stuff. It's Chromium that has to implement all of these things, and Flash, as well as other PPAPI/Native Client modules, just uses APIs provided by Chromium. That's why Linux version of Flash for example is capable of hardware decoding with patched Chromium, even though it's not officially supported, that's why Chrome OS started to bypass X server completely with no visible regressions, and that's also why Pepper Flash is so sluggish, while NPAPI one works twice as fast. So once Wayland support is completed, there should be no differences between Flash on running X11 or Wayland.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
              What are the chances of this ever going mainline? AFAIK native Chromium on Wayland would not be able to use the flashplugin from adobe or the pepper api one extracted from Chrome.
              I have used Pepper Flash on ozone wayland without any issues

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Krejzi View Post

                I have used Pepper Flash on ozone wayland without any issues

                That's good to hear. I remember compiling Chromium with the Ozone patches a long time ago and Flash didn't work. Maybe the cause was something different. Xwayland chromium is working flawless, too in the meantime.

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