Direct Rendering Updates

Back again with some more news. Recently we have been working hard toward getting Enlightenment to run as a Wayland-only Desktop Environment. I am happy to report that those efforts are starting to bear some real fruit ! 🙂 Toward that end, we have been working hard on getting the Ecore_Drm library completed and have added many new additions to the library lately. We now have output hotplugging support, along with a new Evas GL engine which can render using OpenGL ES on DRM (Direct Rendering Manager). In other news, the reworked wayland compositor inside Enlightenment has seen many improvements over the past few weeks (although these improvements are not upstreamed yet). The issues with resizing and closing dialogs has now been sorted out, along with other various show-stopper issues. Look for this code to land soon, which will mean we should be able to have a working (as in actually usable) wayland-only desktop shortly.

8 thoughts on “Direct Rendering Updates

  1. Any way to have it running in pure software rendering to be able to run it in something like Vbox?? For testing purposes.

    Also could someone make entrance work with wayland. There aren’t many (if any) display managers that work with WL.


    • Not sure what you mean by “pure software”, but in order to have a wayland-only Enlightenment, it uses drm rendering. No idea about entrance. Never used it. No plans to use it. I never use a login manager


      • Don’t know if you have any insider/behind the scenes info but what they (devs) have said many times is that they won’t do something on a protocol level. Hence you have rdp and vnc working on weston.

        At least this is what i know.


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