Features in KDE Base
Egl Backend using a Wayland surface for rendering
This backend is able to composite on a Wayland surface instead of an X11
overlay window. It can be considered as a prototype for a Wayland session
For texture from X11 pixmap the backend uses XShm. This is far from
optimal, but the KHR_image_pixmap extension is not available in Mesa's
Wayland backend. It's a temporary solution till we have XWayland and
texture from Wayland buffer.
To use this backend one needs to specify the environment variable
KWIN_OPENGL_INTERFACE with "egl_wayland". In future KWin should probably
use this backend if the Wayland display env variable is defined.
To use this setup:
1. Have a normal X-Server running on e.g. VT7
2. Start Weston on VT1
3. Start a terminal on Weston
4. start KWin with:
DISPLAY=:0 KWIN_OPENGL_INTERFACE=egl_wayland kwin --replace &
This should map a Wayland surface to Weston showing the content of the X
setup. At the moment it's not yet possible to interact with the surface
as input events are not yet recieved in the backend.
There are still a lot of limitations as documented in the code.