Westfield: Wayland For HTML5/JavaScript
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 11 May 2017 at 09:25 AM EDT. 9 Comments
WAYLAND --
Westfield is a new independent project that provides a Wayland protocol XML parser and generator for JavaScript.

Developer Erik De Rijcke announced Westfield as a "nearly fully compatible on the wire with the existing libwayland implementation", but libwayland is for C while Westfield is for JavaScript on client-side and Java server-side. Communication with Westfield is done using WebSockets.

In terms of the intended usage of Westfield, "a browser could run a wayland compositor implemented with html5 webgl/canvas which receives it's buffer objects from a back-end through WebRTC's datachannel/videochannel."

Those wanting to learn more about this hobby project can read this mailing list post or find the Westfield code via GitHub.
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