Chromium for Wayland
The goal of this project is to enable Chromium browser to run on Wayland. Note that contrary to 01.org/ozone-wayland, the idea is to keep it very close to upstream developments as well as aligned on Google's own plans. In particular, this fork is rebased against Chromium ToT each week and patches are upstreamed as soon as possible.
The implementation also relies on actively developed Chromium technologies:
- Aura for the user interface and windowing.
- Ozone as a platform abstraction layer together with the upstream Wayland backend.
- Mojo to perform IPC communication.
Notice that the effort done here is also useful to run Chromium with Ozone on Linux Desktop for X11/Wayland.
What is Chromium browser?
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the Web.
Documentation in the source is rooted in docs/README.md.
Learn how to Get Around the Chromium Source Code Directory Structure .
gn args out/Ozone --args="use_ozone=true use_xkbcommon=true" ninja -C out/Ozone chrome ./out/Ozone/chrome --ozone-platform=wayland --in-process-gpu Note that GN defaults to debug builds, which naturally take longer to finish and produce slower binaries at runtime. The 'is_debug=false' GN arguments disables it. Also note that some touch oriented Web pages like Google Maps, work better when the Touch Event API is explicitly enabled in chrome://flags or a command line argument --touch-events=enabled is passed. It is also possible to enable proprietary codecs (so that mp4, h264 medias play) with the following GN args: 'proprietary_codecs=true ffmpeg_branding=\"Chrome\"'.
By default, the
wayland Ozone backends are
compiled and X11 is selected when
--ozone-platform is not specified.
Please refer to the
GN Configuration notes for details on how to change
To be added.
The fork is rebased every week against Chromium ToT. The goal is to be as close as possible to the latest code, which is constantly receiving performance and stability fixes.
Here is the current process:
Every week, a member of the Igalia Chromium team takes the rebase shift.
Commits that are complementary of each other, receive a "fixup!" prefix on the commit title, and keep the rest of original commit title unchanged.
$ git log --oneline commit 1 commit 2 commit 3 fixup! commit 1 fixup! commit 2 commit 4 fixup! commit 2 (..)
This allows an easy identification of "fixup" commits, which should be squashed into their original counterpart commit as part of the next rebase cycle. That way we keep our Git history clean, and commits as atomic as possible, for when upstreaming.
Git has an optimized flow for this as well.
- We always keep the 'ozone-wayland-dev-refactoring' branch as our primarily development branch.
This means that force pushes will happen. So every time one of the team members rebases our branch, the developer should first back up the existing ozone-wayland-dev browser, with the following naming: ozone-wayland-dev-refactoring-rXXXX, where XXXX is the respective Chromium baseline of the branch.
- Branch acceptance criteria
To be added.
- Keep our internal buildbot green.