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Chrome’s X11 and Ozone Support is Ready to Test

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Google is preparing to test Ozone, making it possible for X11-alternative window systems on Linux such as Wayland or Mir to bring up Aura Chromium.

Wayland Window System

According to the official project page, Ozone is:

“Ozone is a platform abstraction layer beneath the Aura window system that is used for low-level input and graphics. Once complete, the abstraction will support underlying systems ranging from embedded SoC targets to new X11-alternative window systems on Linux such as Wayland or Mir to bring up Aura Chromium by providing an implementation of the platform interface.”

Ozone Support

A new experimental flag added to the Chromium repository today talks about enabling Ozone:

Use ozone: Use the Ozone/X11 platform implementation on X11″

Back in May 2020, the Chromium team had reported that they are “approaching the point when use_x11 && use_ozone can be compiled at the same time”

The next step in the development was adding a new flag to help users test this new platform. It was added to the Chromium code today.

If you are a developer, you can follow the discussion here. You can read more about the Ozone project here.

Source: Chromium Repository.



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