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New Wayland Live CD Has A Lot Of Features

Wayland

Published on 05 December 2013 08:38 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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The oddly-named Wayland Live CD environment for checking out the next-generation Linux display stack has been updated. The Wayland Live CD ships with many enabled tool-kits, the latest Wayland code, Orbital and Hawaii support, KDE Frameworks Wayland programs, and other new native Wayland applications.

The distribution we're talking abut is "Rebecca Black OS" that's been around for nearly two years as an easy way to try out Wayland.

With the updated images, there's the following features:

- Wayland is updated from Git master. Weston 1.3 is in use as the reference compositor.

- Wayland-enabled versions of Clutter, SDL, GTK, Qt, and EFL/Elementary.

- Wayland-enabled GStreamer and MPlayer.

- Orbital and Hawaii desktops for Wayland.

- KDE Frameworks 5 support, but few KDE programs will run since there's still many X11 calls.

- Native Calligra Wayland programs.

- Wayland GNOME Shell,

- A utility for configuring udev for Weston multi-seat / multi-pointer.

- A Wayland Login Manager.

- Wayland-enabled Enlightenment 19

- Support for running the different desktop options as nested sessions.

More details on the updated Wayland Live CD images can be found from this mailing list message. Downloads are available via SourceForge.

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 .
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