The Latest Wayland Work: Making Libweston
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 7 November 2014 at 09:21 AM EST. 10 Comments
One of the latest patch-sets proposed in the Wayland world is forming libweston, which would allow more of the Weston reference compositor code to be used by other Wayland compositors.

While there's already libinput and other libraries in place for easing the process of writing new Wayland compositors, Giulio Camuffo has proposed forming libweston out of the reference Weston compositor code so that it can be potentially reused by other Wayland compositors.

This libweston could allow potentially using Weston's X11 and DRM back-end APIs by other Wayland compositors, making XWayland easier to adapt for other compositors, etc.

Wayland developers interested in learning more can check out the libweston patch series although the 15 patches have yet to receive widespread comment nor merged into mainline Weston.
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