1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Wayland 1.6 Planned For September With Better Work-Flow

Wayland

Published on 20 May 2014 06:39 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
Comment On This Article

While Wayland/Weston 1.5 was just released hour ago, Kristian Høgsberg is already making plans for Wayland 1.6.

In continuing the recent release tradition of releasing every 3~4 months, Kristian is already planning for a Wayland 1.6 release -- along with Weston 1.6 -- around mid-September. In meeting this time-frame, Wayland 1.6 Alpha should be out around mid-August when all major features should be landed, Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC1 in early September after which only bug-fixes are allowed to land, a second release candidate in early-to-mid September, and the official Wayland/Weston 1.6 releases in mid-September.

Up to now Kristian Høgsberg has served as the "gate-keeper" to Wayland and Weston Git, similar to Linus Torvalds being the maintainer of the Linux kernel Git and Keith Packard watching after the X.Org Server code-base. However, in acknowledging he's the bottleneck for new work landing, Kristian is looking to open the Wayland/Weston Git to commit access to more of the key contributors. In particular, allowing key Wayland developers to have commit rights directly to the back-ends they maintain, etc.

Kristian said, "The biggest problem with how we work today is me being a bottleneck at best or flat out dropping patches. So I'd like to open up commit access to some of the key contributors. Either people that have their corner of weston that they maintain (for example Pekka and the Raspberry Pi backend or Hardening and the RDP backend) or contributors who have been part of the project for a while and understands the code base well - or both. Being able to review *and* commit a patch will hopefully increase the incentive to review and I won't need to be around all the time for things to move forwards. I think everybody has enough common sense to decide when something is a quick fix that can be committed right away and when something needs wider discussion and concensus. For anything that touches core weston and in particular, anything that adds protocol, we still want to see patches, reviews and discussion the list before committing."

Wayland 1.6 Planned For September With Better Work-Flow
Kristian Høgsberg discussing matters with other X.Org developers.


The actual features of Wayland/Weston 1.6 are still to be decided. It will be safe to assume though that there will be more work on XDG-Shell, more work on the libinput back-end, and likely more XWayland improvements given that X.Org Server 1.16 is due to be released in July and will be the first xorg-server release featuring the XWayland support.

Stay tuned to Phoronix for the latest Wayland and Linux graphics news as the Wayland and Weston 1.6 release series gets underway.

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 .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
  2. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
  3. Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
  4. Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up
  5. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers
  6. Disk Encryption Tests On Fedora 21
Latest Linux News
  1. Wine Staging Update Has Better CUDA Support, Driver Testing Framework
  2. Nouveau In Linux 3.20 Will Have A Lot Of Code Cleaning
  3. Compare Your Linux System To The i7-5600U Broadwell X1 Carbon ThinkPad
  4. Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released
  5. Chromebook "Rush" With 64-bit Tegra SoC Support Lands In Coreboot
  6. 2015 X.Org Elections Get Underway For Board Members, SPI Merger
  7. Linux 3.19-rc6 Kernel Released: LInux 3.19 Final In Two Weeks
  8. Ubuntu's Mir Gains Server-Side Platform Probing
  9. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  10. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know
  2. Google Admin Encourages Trying Btrfs, Not ZFS On Linux
  3. TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System
  4. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  5. Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release
  6. Fedora 23 Likely To Pursue Wayland By Default
  7. Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work
  8. Interstellar Marines On Linux With Catalyst: Bull S*#@