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Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.
16 May 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.8

Libweston Likely To Be Delayed To Wayland's Weston 1.9

While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.
14 May 2015 - Weston 1.9

Wayland On Mesa Now Supports DRI_PRIME, Render Nodes

Axel Davy has added support to Mesa's EGL code for supporting DRM Render-Nodes and with that supporting DRI_PRIME when using Wayland.
11 May 2015 - DRI_PRIME, Et AL

Wayland 1.8 Alpha Released

While there was a small delay, Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha is now available.
7 May 2015 - Wayland 1.8 - 5 Comments

Libinput 0.15 Adds New Debug Events Utility

While a few months back there was talk of libinput 1.0 coming after libinput 0.13~0.14, libinput 0.15 was released today as the latest major pre-1.0 update to this input handling library used by Wayland compositors, optionally as an X.Org input driver, and is starting to be integrated on Mir.
5 May 2015 - LIBINPUT

Wayland 1.8 Alpha Release Delayed

Bryce Harrington has delayed the Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha release by a few days.
2 May 2015 - Wayland 1.8 - 4 Comments

FreeGLUT Ported Natively To Wayland

FreeGLUT, the open-source replacement to GLUT for handling system-specific setup tasks like windowing system configuration and OpenGL initialization, now is natively supported on Wayland.
7 April 2015 - FreeGLUT On Wayland - 11 Comments

Wayland's Weston Terminal Can Now Be Minimized

There hasn't been too much to report on lately with regard to Wayland/Weston 1.8 development, but with this next release, the reference Weston compositor's terminal will now have a minimize menu item.
29 March 2015 - Weston Terminal - 5 Comments

Wayland Security Module Gets Prototyped By Tizen

Covered last year on Phoronix was LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security. The Wayland Security Module library was presented last year at XDC2014 as a way of bettering the Wayland compositor security. While back then it was talked about as a possibility, a Tizen developer has been working on the WSM code to make it a working reality.
9 March 2015 - Wayland Security Module - 15 Comments

Wayland's Weston Gets A Surface-Shooting API

One of the early additions past the recent Wayland 1.7 release to the Weston reference compositor is a surface-shooting API to be used for debugging.
25 February 2015 - Surface-Shooting API - 5 Comments

Plans Brewing For Libinput 1.0

Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has laid out some plans for releasing libinput 1.0 and coming up with a stable ABI/API.
23 February 2015 - Libinput 1.0 - 1 Comment

Wayland/Weston 1.7.0 Make It For Ubuntu 15.04

While Canonical remains committed to Mir as the future display server technology for Ubuntu Linux both on the desktop and for mobile devices, the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release does have the latest Wayland/Weston 1.7 support too.
20 February 2015 - Wayland On Ubuntu - 54 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.7.0 Release Brings Valentine's Love To The Linux Display Stack

Wayland 1.7.0 along with the reference Weston 1.7 compositor were released in the early hours of the morning as a great Valentine's Day gift to open-source users wishing to run the next-generation Linux display stack. The Wayland/Weston 1.7 release continues polishing up the stack as an alternative to the security-ridden X.Org Server.
14 February 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.7 - 25 Comments

GTK+ Finally Supports Minimizing Windows On Wayland

With GNOME 3.16 the developers are working hard at making their native Wayland support be rock-solid and reliable for day-to-day use for those wishing to abandon running their GNOME desktop on an X.Org Server. An important feature has finally landed for GTK+ applications in the Wayland world: the ability to minimize windows.
12 February 2015 - GTK+ Minimize - 52 Comments

Weston Repainting With The New Presentation Extension

With Wayland's Weston compositor having the presentation feedback support, Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has written about Weston's repaint scheduling.
11 February 2015 - Wayland Weston - 6 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.7.0 RC2 Released

The second release candidates to Wayland 1.7 and the reference Weston compositor is now available.
7 February 2015 - Wayland 1.7

Libinput Updated With Device Groups

Libinput continues advancing greatly primarily for Wayland and X11 systems as shown by the latest libinput 0.10 release while more surely is on the way.
6 February 2015 - libinput 0.10 - 3 Comments

Wayland's Weston Now Supports Maximizing XWayland Windows

A change accepted into Wayland's Weston compositor codebase on Monday allows for maximizing XWayland windows.
3 February 2015 - Maximizing Windows - 10 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.7 Release Candidate

Bryce Harrington tagged the release candidates for the forthcoming Wayland 1.7 and Weston 1.7 versions.
31 January 2015 - Wayland 1.7 - 14 Comments

Libinput 0.9 Adds Support For Hovering Fingers On Touchpads

Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 0.9.0 a short time ago.
30 January 2015 - libinput 0.9.0

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