Enlightenment's New Wayland Compositor Code Is Now Functional, Supports XDG-Shell
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 1 November 2014 at 08:17 AM EDT. 9 Comments
WAYLAND --
While Enlightenment E19 has significant Wayland improvements, it looks like E20 will be even better with regard to Wayland support.

There was a big branch merge yesterday that makes the new Wayland compositor functional (e-comp-wl).

The new compositor code now supports XDG-Shell and has other improvements over the existing Enlightenment Wayland compositor code. The commit mentions, "This merges new wayland compositor code which fixes Several issues including crashes on module dialog close, pixmap garbage on resize, and various other issues. This is a much more solid wayland compositor now, however it does require updated wayland libraries (1.6) and xdg_shell 1.6 is supported also."

This Wayland Enlightenment work was done by Chris Michael at Samsung.
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