Wayland 1.10 Beta Released Along With Weston Update
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 2 February 2016 at 08:08 PM EST. 20 Comments
WAYLAND --
The Wayland 1.10 beta (v1.9.92) is now available.

Wayland 1.10 Beta ships with a few fixes over the recent Wayland 1.10 Alpha release. While already part of the previous development release, Wayland 1.10 is bringing the drag and drop actions API, frame events group allow grouping pointer events together for features liek diagonal scrolling, a new buffer damage request to let applications communicate about areas of a surface that should be re-rendered, shared memory buffer changes, other new API additions, and other changes.

Today's Weston 1.10 Beta release also ships with a number of bug-fixes compared to the earlier alpha release for this reference compositor. Weston 1.10 focuses on Wayland protocol changes, a Video 4 Linux 2 (V4L2) client for demonstration purposes, the IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) shell has improved multi-screen functionality, touch input support now works, new Weston.ini configuration changes, systemd notification support is optional, and other code has landed.

More details on today's Wayland 1.10 Beta can be found via this mailing list post by Samsung's Bryce Harrington.
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