A Handful Of Patches Arrive For Wayland
Since last month when reporting What's New In The Land Of Wayland, not much has changed. There's been a handful of commits pushed to the Git repositories and a few messages to the development list.
Fortunately, it looks like Intel has been busy with some work behind the scenes on Wayland, or at least one of their new hires from Nokia, Tiago Vignatti. Tiago has just published a handful of patches for Wayland to the mailing list. The patches aren't terribly exciting but deal with some fixes and compositor work.
There's also work by Matt Peterson on supporting relative touch movement on touch-pads so that they are no longer treated like a touch-screen device.
Also worth reminding is the Wayland-related session taking place this weekend during the Berlin Desktop Summit. For those not in attendance, I will be at the Wayland talk and will be putting my notes online shortly thereafter. Martin Gräßlin will be talking about "compositing after X", and in particular the bring-up work for getting the KDE KWin compositing window manager working under Wayland. Below is Martin's talk abstract.
After more than 25 years of reign over our desktops, it looks like the X Server is approaching retirement. With Wayland finally a possible successor seems to be found. The year 2010 showed important development efforts in the field of Wayland. Major distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora announced that they want to switch to Wayland and the Qt framework was ported to Wayland - the code is already merged into the Qt tree.
Anyhow, the Wayland Display Server still has a ways to mature if it's to be used by MeeGo Tablet UX 1.3 this calendar year as Intel has high hopes to achieve.
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