Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support
Phoronix: Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support
Carsten Haitzler, a.k.a. "Rasterman" and known for his work on the Enlightenment window manager / desktop, has provided some new comments on Enlightenment's planned support for Wayland...
Thank you Michael it's good to see them working on Full Support
He doesn't mention which version of E will have full WL support.
he pointed out the Wiki and it says
Originally Posted by 89c51
Complete support for rendering Wayland Client applications inside the existing X11 Compositor
Provides a Wayland Shell for use by Wayland Client applications
Current work is progressing toward a Wayland-Only version
so maybe E19?
Not updated in 2 months ??
"Rasterman also recommends Phoronix readers check out their Wayland Wiki page about the topic, but as of publishing it hasn't been updated in about two months."
And yet, on the wiki page itself, it says:
"Last updated 47 days ago by devilhorns."
47 days is little over a month .... but I guess "About two months" is close enough, tho to me 2 months sounds overly long
At any rate, yes E18 already supports running Wayland Client applications inside the existing X11 compositor. This means you can run things like Weston Terminal without the need for running Weston itself. E18's default compositor will handle it.
With regard to a Wayland Only version, it is progressing yes. There are still some things that need to be ported over (such as E internal dialogs), and there are some things that will either need changes in the core wayland protocol, or perhaps an extension to the protocol in order to facilitate a more complete desktop experience.
There will be an announcement made when I have the wayland-only version complete enough for people to start testing, don't worry
Raster, I'm assuming you've brought up these concerns with krh and the likes? Changes needed to core is kind of a red flag...
Originally Posted by devilhorns