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Mutter-Wayland Gains Full Support For Sub-Surfaces

GNOME

Published on 05 February 2014 09:15 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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Wayland had sub-surfaces support added to its core protocol a few months back and it enhances several common desktop use-cases. We've seen GNOME's Mutter-Wayland component gain initial sub-surfaces support and now with the recent Wayland 1.4 release it supports sub-surfaces full-on.

Mutter-Wayland 3.11.5 was released today as the window/compositing window manager running directly on Wayland. This update for the GNOME 3.11.5 development release has support for the Wayland sub-surfaces protocol. This update also has a handful of bug-fixes -- including some shared with Mutter 3.11.5 itself -- like fixing client-side decoration title-bars being placed off-screen and fixing the configuration of cloned monitors.

More details on Mutter-Wayland 3.11.5 can be discovered from its release announcement.

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