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FFI bindings to the wayland system libraries.

The names exported by this crate should not be used directly, but through the ffi_dispatch macro, like this:

ffi_dispatch!(HANDLE_NAME, func_name, arg1, arg2, arg3);

Where HANDLE_NAME is the name of the handle generated if the cargo feature dlopen is on.

For this to work, you must ensure every needed symbol is in scope (aka the static handle if dlopen is on, the extern function if not). The easiest way to do this is to glob import the appropriate module. For example:

#[macro_use] extern crate wayland_sys;

use wayland_sys::client::*;

let display_ptr = unsafe {
        ffi_dispatch!(WAYLAND_CLIENT_HANDLE, wl_display_connect, ::std::ptr::null())

Each module except common corresponds to a system library. They all define a function named is_lib_available() which returns whether the library could be loaded. They always return true if the feature dlopen is absent, as we link against the library directly in that case.


Bindings to the client library libwayland-client.so

Various types and functions that are used by both the client and the server libraries.

Bindings to the wayland-cursor.so library

Bindings to the EGL library libwayland-egl.so

Bindings to the client library libwayland-server.so


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