Wayland's Eagle EGL Stack Gets Working DRI2
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 16 February 2009 at 12:41 PM EST. 12 Comments
It has been a while since last talking about Wayland, which is a new display server for Linux designed around newer X technologies like kernel mode-setting and the Graphics Execution Manager. Wayland is being developed as a side-project by Red Hat's Kristian Høgsberg. There hasn't been anything too exciting to report on lately within the Wayland project, but now its Eagle component has a working DRI2 back-end.

Wayland's Eagle is an EGL (Embedded-System Graphics Library) stack designed around the needs of Wayland and was used instead of Mesa's EGL support. EGL is another Khronos standard and is an interface used to tie in OpenGL ES with the underlying window system. Now this morning, the Eagle EGL stack has a working DRI2 back-end as of this commit.

Beyond the Eagle DRI2 back-end now working, the Eagle repository continues to see new work going into it every couple of days. The Wayland repository also continues to be actively developed.
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