Wayland Meets Some Summer Love w/ New Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 6 June 2010 at 10:45 PM EDT. 12 Comments
Last week we openly asked the question if and when will X12 emerge to replace X11, which was met by a variety of responses. Some view the Wayland Display Server as being a potential successor to the current X11 / X.Org Server, but others don't give it much credit seeing as it's not too actively worked on -- well, directly, but it leverages a lot of work actively going on with the Mesa and kernel DRM. The last time the Wayland Display Server received new commits to its code-base was back in March, but that changed this weekend.

Kristian Høgsberg, the founder of the Wayland project, just pushed a set of new commits to the Wayland Git master repository. The most significant work as part of these code commits is porting the Wayland compositor to using GLES2 (OpenGL ES) rather than traditional OpenGL specification. Other commits now make the few Wayland clients at least compile, allow Wayland to work under new versions of udev, and porting Wayland to using the new Mesa extensions that were recently worked on by Kristian.

These different code commits with their brief summaries are available from the Wayland CGit log.
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