Thursday, 26 September 2013

EGL Drivers and Mir/Wayland


I am still not 100% positive what exactly EGL is, but I saw people talking about it on a forum thread, and some were saying that if AMD/Nvidia were to release EGL-compatible drivers, these drivers would work with both the Mir and Wayland display servers, as they both use EGL. Is this true? Does that mean these companies would only have to release one proprietary driver that supports EGL and it would work on both Mir and Wayland? I'm not asking Ubuntu developers to say what Nvidia or AMD will do, just making a "what if" scenario here.


Kyle Williams