Wednesday 24 May 2017

Arcan 0.5.2 Released: That Display Server Built On A Game Engine, Now Tackling VR

Arcan 0.5.2 has been released as the newest version of the open-source display server project

built in part using a game engine

that has also been working on

X.Org and Wayland compatibility


Arcan currently describes itself as "

a powerful development framework for creating virtually anything from user interfaces for specialized embedded applications all the way to full-blown standalone desktop environments. At its heart lies a robust and portable multimedia engine, with a well-tested and well-documented Lua scripting interface. The development emphasizes security, debuggability and performance -- guided by a principle of least surprise in terms of API design.


Arcan 0.5.2 features a reworked LED subsystem, accelerated graphics improvements, initial HMD/VR supoport but it's still early on in development, a new "Waybridge" Wayland protocol service, Xarcan as an X.Org Server with a SHMLF driver back-end, improved SDL support, and a wide-range of other work.

More details on Arcan 0.5.2 via the change-log listed via


while a whole lot more on the innovative work happening around Arcan can be found via

this blog post


Read the full article here by Phoronix

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