1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Wayland 1.2 Release Planned For June, XWayland

Wayland

Published on 29 April 2013 09:49 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
12 Comments

An extensive list of plans for the Wayland/Weston 1.2 release were shared by the project's founder, Kristian Høgsberg.

On the Wayland mailing list, Kristian laid out his Wayland 1.2 vision. Key points from his e-mail include:

- New major releases on a quarterly basis (every 4 months) while a six month cadence was talked about long ago in the past. Kristian explains, "The motivation for this is that we have a lot of new features and new protocol in the works and a time-based release schedule is a good way to flush out those features. Instead of dragging out a release while waiting for a feature to become ready, we release on a regular schedule to make sure the features that did land get released on time."

- With a quarterly release, Wayland/Weston 1.2 is expected for release around the end of June.

- While mentioned previously, with future Wayland releases they will never break the protocol or client-side API. For now the wayland-server API isn't for sure stable but that's less of an impact.

- Early features being planned for Wayland 1.2 is the sub-surface work and input method work.

- Other features being talked about for Wayland 1.2 is trimming down the libwayland-server to just IPC, weston-launcher with potential handling there for VT switching, a pop-up placement protocol, pointer locking, clearing up some gaps in the Wayland core protocol, locking issues, color management work, a back-end to support DisplayLink USB devices, mouse motion binding, remote display, and XWayland.

- On the XWayland front, there's work on making it support DRI2 swap buffers, MWM resize hints, double-buffer decoration drawing, drag and drop between Wayland and X applications, support for window icons, frame buttons, and other features.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  2. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  3. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  4. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
  5. Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features
  6. OpenGL Threaded Optimizations Responsible For NVIDIA's Faster Performance?
Latest Linux News
  1. Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer
  2. Mesa 10.5.2 Packs In A Handful Of Fixes
  3. More Fedora/Ubuntu Linux vs. OS X OpenGL Benchmarks
  4. Intel Adds Mesa IR To NIR Translator & Makes Other NIR Improvements
  5. HAMMER2 Gets A Man Page
  6. Kodi 14.2 Released To End Out The "XBMC" 14.x Series
  7. Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released
  8. Shadow Warrior Is Being Released For Linux Next Week
  9. Intel Pushes A Bunch Of Broadwell Code Into Coreboot
  10. Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers
  3. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  4. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  5. GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released
  6. GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More
  7. Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver
  8. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet