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Wayland 1.5 With Weston 1.5 Is Coming In A Few Days

Wayland

Published on 13 May 2014 12:01 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Two weeks after the first release candidate of Wayland 1.5, the second release candidate of Wayland 1.5 with the Weston 1.5 compositor is now available. If all goes well, the official Wayland/Weston 1.5 release will happen in the next few days.

As written about recently, Wayland 1.5 appears to be in really great shape with very few open bugs. Kristian Høgsberg in announcing Wayland/Weston 1.5 on Monday afternoon acknowledged that overall it should be in good shape with around 30 new commits in this second RC2 (v1.4.93). Kristian feels that he should be comfortable to ship Wayland 1.5 in a few days.

After Wayland 1.5 stable, Kristian is planning to do a Wayland 1.5.1 release around early June to pull in the IVI Shell (In-Vehicle Infotainment) shell, the weston.ini key for screen-share, and a clipping feature, plus other possible work.

More details on Wayland/Weston 1.5 RC2 can be found via the Wayland-devel list.

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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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