Applications and desktop environments which can operate using the Wayland protocol have gradually been entering the Linux ecosystem for the past several years. However, during this time, Wayland generally has not seen much use in the BSD communities. This week one enterprising developer created what may be the first Wayland application to run on NetBSD. The application, called hello-wayland, simply displays an image on the computer's screen. This is the first step toward being able to build native Wayland applications and window managers on the NetBSD platform. The developer has tweeted that some display libraries, such as GTK3 and SDL, can be built with Wayland support on NetBSD, but more work is required to get these tools running properly.
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