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Wayland Gains New Zoom, Transition Features

Wayland

Published on 21 May 2012 05:09 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Wayland with the reference Weston compositor now have patches available for providing a zoomed-in area to follow the text cursor around the screen. There's also support for animated zoom transitions.

The patch-set for "Introduce zoom-area-follows-text-cursor and animated zoom transitions" hit the mailing list this morning. These patches were done by Scott Moreau.

Since their initial landing a few hours ago, a v2 series has already been posted as well to address a few initial problems.

Pekka Paalanen then posted a patch for the spring visualization on Wayland.

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