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

Miriway - bringing Wayland to your desktop

Nov 4, 2023, 10:30 AM
Sigma – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Sigma – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Linux Desktop


Alan Griffiths


The linux ecosystem has a large number of desktop environments built on X11 and Xorg. The larger desktops such as GNOME and KDE are well on their way to replacing X11 with Wayland, but what of the rest?

These desktop environments need both a Wayland compositor and to migrate their distinctive shell components (docks, bars, launchers, etc.) to Wayland. That's a lot of work for what may be a very small team.

Miriway provides a desktop-agnostic Wayland compositor that works with the shell components identified in its configuration.

This talk covers both the Miriway project and outlines the work needed to migrate shell components to Wayland.

Session author's bio

Alan is the team lead on Mir and architect of Canonical's "Ubuntu Frame" a Wayland compositor supporting many IoT usecases.

He started Miriway one hot day last summer vacation and still finds it fun exploring the possibilities.

Level of Difficulty Advanced

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