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Monday, October 26 • 14:15 - 15:05
Waylandifying Chromium - From Downstream to Shipping - Maksim Sisov, Igalia

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Wayland is a protocol for communication between compositor and clients that is intended to fix long standing flaws of the X11 model. Its lightweight nature results in a significantly better performance in environments that are limited in resources. Since the demand for adding Wayland support to the Chromium browser is high, Igalia is sponsored to design, implement, and upstream that to the Chromium mainstream repository and verify the smoothness of the implementation. Igalia is also driving the effort to make official distribution of the Chrome browser support Wayland for Linux platforms so that users can simply download the browser and enjoy exceptionally good performance of their favourite browsing engine natively on Wayland. This talk will provide a history of the project, explain the idea behind Ozone component in the Chromium project, explore how the Wayland client implementation is designed in the Chromium browser, talk about limitations and design solutions we have had to come up with, compare the performance of Chromium running on X11 and Wayland on the RPi 3 Model B+ board, and close the talk telling the audience what we are currently doing to ship Wayland in Chrome.


Maksim Sisov

Browser Engineer, Igalia
Maksim Sisov is a browser engineer and a partner of Igalia, and one of the core owners of the Wayland client implementation in Chromium, who has been working in the project for the past 3.5 years. Over the course of this collaboration, Maksim has been responsible for designing and... Read More →

Monday October 26, 2020 14:15 - 15:05 GMT
ELC Theater