Say Hello To XWayland & A New X.Org Video Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 21 June 2011 at 06:45 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Corentin Chary has announced the release of XWayland and the new xf86-video-wlshm driver.

The XWayland component is what previously was known as X.Org "Hosted" for running an X.Org Server as a Wayland client. WIth the new XWayland system, it's been re-based on X.Org master, updated against the latest Wayland changes, provides new input code that supports the latest xf86-input-* drivers, and improves overall stability.

The new xf86-video-wlshm driver provides a "fake" video driver that doesn't depend upon any video driver-specific functionality but works without any "real video hardware" to provide for easy testing.

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