17-19 October 2023
Palexco
Europe/Madrid timezone

Wayland driver for Wine: The story so far

19 Oct 2023, 14:00
45m
Palexco

Palexco

Muelle de Trasatlánticos, s/n, 15003 A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
Talk (full slot) Main Track

Speaker

Alexandros Frantzis (Collabora)

Description

The journey to implement a Wayland driver for Wine started a few years ago as an experiment with an uncertain future. Since then the experimental driver has grown to fully support a multitude of GDI and GPU accelerated applications and games and is now in the process of being upstreamed.

In this talk I will present the history of and future plans for the project. I will also discuss the challenges we faced in the development of the driver, many of which are rooted in the impedance mismatch between the Windows and Wayland worlds, and our current solutions (or workarounds) to these challenges.

Code of Conduct Yes
GSoC, EVoC or Outreachy No
In-person or virtual presentation Virtual

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