Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Proton - Up and Down The Stream

Nov 4, 2023, 5:00 PM
Omega 2 – Plenary (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Omega 2 – Plenary

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Gaming


Arkadiusz Hiler (he/him)


I'll cover the history of Proton and how we went from running a few games to powering the Steam Deck and how some of the projects that Proton is made out of appeared in unexpected places over the years.

I'll also explain what's the relationship between various flavors of Proton (X.Y, Next, Hotfix, Experimental, bleeding-edge) and the respective upstreams and how it has evolved. The main focus will be Wine, as it's the only repo that still carries downstream patches. I'll compare it with upstream, wine-staging and other distributions.

Session author's bio

I'm maintaining Proton since 2021. I'm working with CodeWeavers which hires many of the upstream Wine developers. I'm also on the Board of Directors of the X.Org Foundation.

Level of Difficulty Beginner

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