List of display servers

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This is a list of display servers.



display server software license language libraries operating systems
protocol other Linux BSDs other
Enlightenment BSD license C libwayland-server
(MIT License)
KWin GPL C++ Qt 5 Yes Yes POSIX
orbment GPL 3+ C wlc, libinput2 Yes No No
Lipstick LGPL 2.1 C++ Qt 5 Yes No No
Mazecompositor MIT License C++ Qt 5 Yes No No
Mir GPL C++ Qt 5, GTK Yes No No
Mutter GPL C GTK, libinput2 Yes Yes POSIX
Weston MIT License C libinput Yes Yes POSIX
Sway MIT License[1] C wlroots,[2] libinput2 Yes Yes POSIX
Way Cooler MIT License [3] Rust wlc, libinput2 Yes Yes POSIX
Wayfire MIT License [4] C++ wlroots,[5] libinput2 Yes Yes POSIX
Hikari MIT License[6] C wlroots,[7] libinput2 Yes Yes POSIX

1 A pivotal difference between Android and the other Linux kernel-based operating systems is the C standard library: Android's libbionic is different in that it does not aim to support POSIX to the same extent as the other libraries. With the help of libhybris it is possible to run Android-only software on other Linux kernel based operating systems, as long as this software does not depend on subsystems found only in the Android-forked Linux kernel, such as binder, pmem, ashmem, etc. Whether software programmed for Linux can run on Android, depends entirely on the extent to which libbionic matches the API of the glibc.

2 libinput[8] provides device detection via udev, device handling, input device event processing and abstraction.[9] libinput also provides a generic X.Org input driver.[10] libinput support was first merged in Weston 1.5. and is also used by Mutter.


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  1. ^ "SirCmpwn/sway". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  2. ^ "swaywm/sway". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  3. ^ "Immington-Industries/way-cooler". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  4. ^ "WayfireWM/wayfire". GitHub. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  5. ^ "WayfireWM/wayfire". GitHub. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  6. ^ "raichoo/hikari". darcs hub. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  7. ^ "raichoo/hikari". darcs hub. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  8. ^ "Peter Hutterer - Consolidating the input stacks with libinput". 2014-10-08.
  9. ^ "libinput". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  10. ^ "xf86-input-libinput".