Linux DMA-BUF Support Added To Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 14 August 2015 at 09:58 AM EDT. Add A Comment
WAYLAND --
With Wayland 1.9 coming next month and the feature freeze being imminent, the Linux DMA-BUF support for Wayland was pushed out this morning!

Added to Weston is the currently experimental linux_dmabuf extension for creating DMA-BUF-based wl_buffers in a generic manner. There was the protocol add (likely to be merged into Wayland proper once stabilized), DMA-BUF importing for the gl-renderer to import as an EGLImage, and X11 and DRM compositor support.

See Collabora Looks To Add DMA-BUF Protocol To Wayland for the background information and explanation on this feature for Wayland/Weston.
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