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Wayland Display Server Gets A Terminal

Wayland

Published on 08 December 2008 03:32 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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A month ago we talked about Red Hat's Wayland Project, which is a nano display server with integrated compositing manager that is much simpler than the long-standing X Server. Today this project has released a new milestone: Wayland gets a terminal.

The Wayland project is led by Kristian Høgsberg and recently he's been attempting to get a full-screen X Server running within Wayland. As Kristian mentions in his new blog post though, so far the system is only crashing or locking up when attempting this feat. In the process of this work, Kristian has written a basic terminal for Wayland with very limited ANSI support. The plan though is to add a Wayland back-end to GTK+.

More information on this Wayland update can be found on Kristian's blog.

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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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