Multi-Screen Support For Wayland's Weston IVI Shell
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 9 December 2015 at 09:58 AM EST. Add A Comment
WAYLAND --
Weston's IVI Shell, the reference implementation of this Wayland compositor for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, is gaining multi-screen support.

Nobuhiko Tanibata of DENSO who has already been heavily involved in the Weston ivi-shell has posted patches amounting to around 400 lines of code for implementing multi-screen support.

Tanibata commented on the patch series, "This allow user to manage a hierarchy; surface, layer, and screen. Current code expects single screen so user can not assign a layer to another display by using ivi-layout interface. This patch series also updates a reference code of controller; hmi-controller to manage surfaces in multi screen. It provide an example of layer inter multi screens."

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