General questions about IVI-shell/extensions and roadmap

Ucan, Emre (ADITG/SW1) eucan at
Fri May 19 03:00:19 EDT 2017

Hello Loris,

You understood it right. You have to modify clutter to use ivi-application protocol and implement a HMI controller either in the application or standalone.

Wayland IVI extension is an official component of genivi and agl consortiums. They are backed by most of the major automotive companies and suppliers:
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Daimler
- Peugeot
- Renault
- Volvo
- Bosch
- Continental
- Toyota

Therefore, it will be maintained well. More information:

In future, we are planning to support xdg-shell so that applications can use existing frameworks such as clutter without modifications.
This will take some time to finalize (end of this year maybe).

Best regards

Emre Ucan
Software Group I (ADITG/SW1)

Tel. +49 5121 49 6937
> -----Original Message-----
> From: genivi-ivi-layer-management [mailto:genivi-ivi-layer-management-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Loris Fauster
> Sent: Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017 17:44
> To: genivi-ivi-layer-management at
> Subject: General questions about IVI-shell/extensions and roadmap
> Dear All,
> I'm working on a HMI device (ARM/Linux based) which will support multiple
> displays and input devices (e.g. two touchscreens, a keyboard, etc.).
> As the IVI-shell and extensions seem to be made exactly for this use case,
> I've tried some examples (e.g. EGLWLMockNavigation) and so far looks good.
> For historical reasons I'm using Clutter (see
> for generating the GUI, which does
> come with a Wayland backend but does not support the IVI protocols. On the
> system there would only be one application run (using Clutter) showing
> something on multiple ivi layers on different screens and various input
> devices. I do not need any launcher, desktop or similar.
> As far as I understood, I would need to modify Clutter to be able to use the
> IVI-shell protocol and additionally some kind of HMI controller, either inside
> the application or as a stand-alone. Correct?
> How are the plans/roadmap with respect to improvements and
> maintenance? The IVI shell is part of the official Weston, so I guess it's well
> maintained. What about the IVI extensions?
> Thanks in advance.
> Loris
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