Tag / Wayland

  • November 4, 2016 - Chris Michael

    Ecore_Wl2: An EFL Library for Wayland Applications

    Throughout the years of developing Wayland support for EFL, few EFL libraries have had as much impact on EFL Wayland applications as the Ecore_Wayland library has. This library was one of the first to make it possible to truly run EFL applications in a Wayland environment. As the years progressed, it became apparent that Ecore_Wayland had some shortcomings; this blog post will introduce you to the replacement for Ecore_Wayland, called Ecore_Wl2. Ecore_Wayland’s Shortcomings While testing our first Wayland implementation, it became apparent that the initial implementation of the Ecore_Wayland library had some drawbacks. Publicly exposed structures could not be changed easily without breaking existing applications, and any changes to existing Wayland protocols would require significant changes to our Ecore_Wayland library. It was also discovered that when an EFL Wayland application creates a new window, the backend library also creates an entirely new display and connection to the Wayland server. This […]

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  • April 25, 2015 - Samsung Open Source Group

    Open Source Weekly Wrap-Up: April 19 – 24, 2015

    Samsung Launches GearVRf: an Open Source Virtual Reality Framework GearVRf is a new open source rendering library for application development on VR-supported Android devices. The GearVRf API provides simplified access to the Oculus SDK functionality via the Java Native Interface and the GearVRf native library. This project was launched by Samsung as a collaborative effort that involved the Open Source Group. This blog will feature an article next week that covers the work we put into launching this project. Learn more, or get involved through the Gear VRf Wiki. Daily Wayland & Weston Builds For Ubuntu While Canonical is focusing on Mir for Ubuntu’s display server, other developers are still working on alternatives, such as our very own Bryce Harrington. Bryce has established a daily build archive of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor. This makes it easier than ever before to try out the newest Wayland/Weston code on Ubuntu […]

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