ilm api chages

Friedrich, Eugen (ADITG/SW1) efriedrich at
Fri Nov 18 06:47:29 EST 2016

Hello Genivi,

We decided to some ilm API as deprecated. For this we have very serious reasons:

-          ilmClient api is not thread safe and using it in multi thread environment brings only problems with is and not benefit, also not all feature available in the ivi-application wayland protocol are "visible", so it better to use the protocol directly as Weston examples already do,

-          Pixel format does not make any sense on the ilm surface only the wayland buffer have concrete format.
we should have been done this much earlier.

Following API should not be used:
After 1.11 tag following API's are set as deprecated:
Complete ilmClient-API:


there are corresponding PR's in the

We will not remove the API till at least over next Genivi release
please give you comment here or directly in the PR,
especially if you have some questions or complaints how to "survive" without mentioned api.

Best regards

Eugen Friedrich
Advanced Driver Information Technology GmbH
Software Group I (ADITG/SW1)
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