Weston Adds Pixman Renderer Config Option
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 2 February 2019 at 12:03 AM EST. Add A Comment
In making it easier to persistently enable Weston's Pixman rendering code, the next Weston release offers up a configuration file option for flipping it on.

The Pixman renderer for Wayland's Weston compositor is primarily used as a fall-back in the case the OpenGL (ES) renderer isn't working for one reason or another, but should you want to use this Pixman software-based rendering, it can now be enabled with the Weston configuration by adding use-pixman=true to the core section. Weston has long supported a --use-pixman switch when launching the compositor, but this option makes it easier should you want it to be persistent, etc.

This next release of Weston along with a new Wayland update is expected in early March while the release process should begin imminently with the alpha version followed by a beta and release candidate. Other Weston work this cycle includes Meson build system support, FreeRDP 2.0 updates for the RDP back-end, and most exciting is the output streaming support with the new remoting plug-in.
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