Work On Wayland's "Libweston" Is Being Revived

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 23 June 2015 at 08:53 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Last year work started on making libweston and now that work is being picked back up on making the Weston code-base useful to other Wayland compositors.

The focus of libweston would be making certain parts of the Weston code-base in library form so that it could be used by other Wayland compositors, such as making XWayland easier to setup, exposing the X11/DRM back-end APIs, etc. Work on libweston had stalled for a while but then there was talk last month about readying Libweston for Weston 1.9.

Giulio Camuffo on Monday posted a new version of libweston, which is c urrently made up of eleven patches that shift around about three thousand lines of code.

Those developing their own Wayland compositors and would likely to learn more about potentially leveraging libweston, see the patch series for more details.
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