GENIVI meeting at Seoul

Hello! I’m writing this update from Seoul!

The National Folk Museum of Korea, framed by the gardens surrounding Gyeongbokgung Palace

The National Folk Museum of Korea, framed by the gardens surrounding Gyeongbokgung Palace

The purpose of this trip is taking part in the GENIVI 13th All Member Meeting. Igalia will present the contributions made to the GENIVI community in the browsers area. I have been coordinating the company investment in the automotive field in the last year and taken part in the development of several prototypes involving Chromium technologies, that is the reason I am here with Silvia Cho, Gwang Yoon Hwang and Michael Catanzaro.

Among other things, Igalia has contributed our knowledge to the discussion on the different technical choices to build a browser for the sector, providing choices and analyzing pros and cons of each one. We have been working to complete the implementation of Ozone-Wayland, the layer that enables running Chromium on Wayland: this task will be essential in the automotive sector where next generation platforms are being built on top of Wayland. Finally, we have put together the pieces that allow to run a modern instance of Chromium on a Renesas R-Car M2 board, an embedded platform designed for this sector; a job that implied hacking the BSPs, the build recipes and even some wrapper libraries.

Three talks will be presented by Igalians in this event:

We will also have a booth at the conference showcase, where public will be able to see our work in action. An R-Car board will be running Chromium on top of Wayland to display our work on Ozone-Wayland and porting. Last but not least, there will also be some demos featuring WebKit for Wayland, a fresh flavor of WebKit that focuses on high performance with a low footprint.

Chromium running on top of Weston on an embedded ARM device.

Chromium running on top of Weston on an embedded ARM device.

You can expect to see slides and maybe some more pictures here, as usual, later this week. Happy hacking!

EDIT: uploaded the slides of the three talks, linked above. Also added these pictures from twitter:

2 thoughts on “GENIVI meeting at Seoul

  1. Do you have step by step instruction to reproduce this?
    I was able to compile meta-browser and have /usr/bin/chromium/chrome
    but not able to run it on R-Car M2 board.

    Thanks

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