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While Wayland isn't ready for general use. This article will collect some information about Wayland.


The table below is out of date. Update pending.

Name

Status

Comment

wayland

Ported, not tested

Not tested use to no users

libinput

Not ported

Input library from the Wayland folks, for keyboard, mouse, touchscreens.

weston

Not Ported

The Weston Wayland Compositor

libEGL

Backend not enabled

libEGL from Mesa has a wayland backend.


Johannes Lundberg has been doing work on getting a Desktop Enviroment working with the wayland stack. It does require a evdev enabled kernel to work, for more information please see: mailinglist post.


Some known users.

Users

Comments

GNOME 3

Has support for Wayland in x11-toolkits/gtk30, x11/gdm (3.16), graphics/cogl, graphics/clutter, x11-wm/mutter and x11/gnome-shell. Additional it needs libinput to work. There might be other user of Wayland in the GNOME stack.

KDE 5.2

KDE doesn't use Wayland for the windowing system yet, but only for the kde-plasma-workspace for the screenlocker currently.

Webkit2

The www/webkit2-gtk3 2.8.1+ has wayland support

cairo-dock

gstreamer1-plugins-bad

Uses wayland-egl (from mesa)


Graphics/Wayland (last edited 2016-08-21 11:15:24 by KoopMast)