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The State Of Wayland, Weston (September 2013)

Wayland

Published on 28 September 2013 01:45 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Kristian Høgsberg has provided a status update on the Wayland project and its associated Weston reference compositor.

Just ahead of the Wayland 1.3 release, Kristian Høgsberg spoke this week at the XDC2013 X.Org Developers' Conference about the state of Wayland/Weston.

If you're an ardent Phoronix reader, there really isn't any major new information presented in Kristian's hour-long presentation from Portland, Oregon given our hundreds of Wayland articles over the years. Kristian's presentation does include demoing Wayland/Weston. The video was uploaded late to YouTube, but it's now available and has been embedded below.


If you want to get wet with Wayland, one of the easiest ways to do it coming up will be by trying out Fedora 20 with its "Wayland Tech Preview" that also supports GNOME 3.10 running on the X.Org Server alternative.

Be sure to read the rest of our XDC2013 coverage for staying updated on the latest X.Org/Wayland/Mesa advancements.

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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 .
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