Wayland & Weston 1.5 Gear Up To Be Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 8 April 2014 at 12:04 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Wayland 1.5 along with the Weston 1.5 compositor upgrade should be released in the weeks ahead.

Kristian Høgsberg tagged versions 1.4.91 on Monday in Git for the Wayland display server protocol and the Wayland-based Weston compositor. The official releases of Wayland and Weston 1.5 should come later in April.

Wayland/Weston 1.5 is a significant upgrade with supporting the new XWayland DDX, the full-screen shell protocol, libinput back-end support, and numerous other features that landed in the past three months.

Stay tuned for more Wayland/Weston 1.5 details in the days and weeks ahead.
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