Chromium Browser Support On Wayland Continues To Be Developed
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 29 October 2015 at 09:45 AM EDT. 7 Comments
WAYLAND --
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.

Since 2013 there's been out-of-tree code to run Chromium on Wayland via providing an implementation of Chromium's Ozone layer for supporting Wayland. Much progress was made with Ozone-Wayland, but it's been months since I last heard anything about it for running Chromium-based software on Wayland.

Fortunately, in poking through the 01.org Ozone-Wayland Git repository, the project is still very much alive. There continues to be frequent, new commits heading into this abstraction layer implementation for running Chromium on Wayland without depending upon X11.

While Intel seems to have divested in Wayland, Ozone-Wayland is still hosted through their 01.org account and more outside developers are now involved. Intel has still made some contributions here while many of the recent Ozone-Wayland commits have been from developers associated with GNOME, Linaro, and CrossWalk.
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