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Wine on Wayland meets Vulkan, multi-monitor support & more

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For the past few months we have been improving the experimental Wayland driver for Wine, which allows Windows applications to run directly on Wayland compositors. Our goal is to eventually remove the need for XWayland for many use cases, and thus reduce the overall system complexity while eliminating points of potential inefficiency.

We first announced our work on the driver last December, and posted an update earlier this year. We are now happy to announce a second update for this driver, adding several major features which increase its scope and utility. You can read all the details in the new upstream mailing list RFC (Request for Comment) post.

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Also: Experimental Wayland Driver For Wine Now Supports Vulkan, Other Features

Collabora continue enhancing Wine for Wayland, now with Vulkan

  • Collabora continue enhancing Wine for Wayland, now with Vulkan and multi-monitor support

    Currently in the experimental stages, Collabora continue hacking away at the code for Wine to enable full Wayland support and they've reached some big new milestones with Vulkan and multiple monitor support.

    Their work will eventually mean you won't need XWayland for much of it, as this Wayland driver for Wine allows Windows applications to run on Linux directly with Wayland compositors. It's both highly interesting and vitally important for the future of Linux when more and more distributions are moving fully to Wayland.

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