Chrome/Chromium's Ozone X11 Code Now Fully Enabled, Old Legacy X11 Code To Be Removed

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 29 August 2021 at 03:15 AM EDT. 130 Comments
The Chrome/Chromium web browser now has fully-enabled the Ozone/X11 platform support across both beta and stable channels.

With Chrome's Ozone platform abstraction code, for quite a while now developers have been working to provide good Wayland and X11 support from the same build. Using Ozone on X11/X.Org was previously an experimental option and now successfully went through an origin trial this summer.

Igalia developer Maksim Sisov shared this weekend that the Ozone/X11 platform support is now "100% enabled on STABLE and BETA channels." With the great state now of that support, they will be working to deprecate non-Ozone/X11 paths and removing that legacy X11 path in the near future.

With this Ozone/X11 usage milestone out of the way and the default moving forward, Igalia and other developers involved will be working to ship the Ozone/Wayland back-end. After that the same Chrome/Chromium browser build should be working great on both X11 and Wayland.

More details on the Ozone platform layer for those interested via This has been a long time coming with talking about the Chrome Ozone work now for nearly a decade.
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