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Wayland News Archives

Wayland Live CD Updated With New Capabilities, A SDL2 Wayland Game

Rebecca Black OS, what's become the most common Linux Live CD/USB environment for showing off Wayland progress and various Wayland-related features for the Linux desktop, is out in updated form. The revised Rebecca Black OS spins offer various new features and are riding off the very latest Wayland code.
28 October 2014 - Rebecca Black OS - 9 Comments

LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security

When X.Org Foundation board member Martin Peres isn't busy hacking on the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver, he's often focusing on software security related work through his studies. One of his recent endeavors in trying to improve Linux security is working on a library for Wayland Security Modules (libWSM) to support security decision making on Wayland-based graphic stacks.
10 October 2014 - WSM - 29 Comments

The Limitations Of Wayland On Fedora 21

With Fedora 21 there's the GNOME 3.14 Wayland session that's starting to become day-to-day usable but isn't yet complete. There's also a long list of known applications that don't yet play well outside of X11 and other shortcomings.
9 October 2014 - Fedora 21 - 16 Comments

Wayland Presentation Extension Added To Weston

Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has landed the new presentation extension for Wayland that currently is living within the Weston compositor code-base until it's fully vetted.
30 September 2014 - Presentation - 3 Comments

There's Wayland Changes Needed Before GNOME Will Be 100% Ported

With yesterday's GNOME 3.14 release the Wayland support is considered sufficient for day-to-day use running the GNOME stack on Wayland rather than an X11 Server on Linux. However, the GNOME developers don't consider this to be "100% complete" yet and there's still some more work needed to be cleared up on the Wayland side.
25 September 2014 - GNOME on Wayland - 15 Comments

Libinput Is Great & Improves Linux Input Handling

With Weston 1.6 release the libinput library is now used by default for handling input. Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has written a lengthy blog post to explain the need for libinput and how it's improving device input on Linux.
24 September 2014 - libinput - 6 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience.
19 September 2014 - Wayland/Weston 1.6 - 10 Comments

Wayland Is Still In Ubuntu 14.10

While Canonical is putting all of its eggs with their Mir display server to fulfill their desktop convergence strategy and providing the next-generation Ubuntu display experience, Wayland isn't totally off-limits for users -- at least through Ubuntu 14.10.
13 September 2014 - Packaging - 28 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released

The final release candidate of Wayland 1.6 along with the Weston reference compositor is now available for testing with hopes of officially releasing this quarterly update next week.
12 September 2014 - Wayland 1.6 - 10 Comments

The Developers Leading Wayland This Year

With Wayland said to be shipping in millions of smart TVs, set-top boxes, IVI systems, and more, who are the top contributors to this modern display server technology? Here's a look at the top contributions in recent months to Wayland and its Weston reference compositor.
10 September 2014 - Wayland/Weston - 13 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

Wayland 1.6 is finally close to materializing and should be officially released later this month.
5 September 2014 - Wayland 1.6 - 24 Comments

Enlightenment E19 Lands Its New Wayland Compositor Code

Enlightenment fans can celebrate today that the big Enlightenment compositor work has been merged to mainline Enlightenment ahead of the upcoming E19 release.
26 August 2014 - E19 - 25 Comments

Enlightenment's EFL Gains A Wayland IVI Shell Support

Following last week's EFL 1.11 release, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries are back under heavy development.
25 August 2014 - IVI Shell - 2 Comments

ARM Talks Up Wayland For Mali

Earlier this month at SIGGRAPH, ARM and Collabora was talking up the benefits and possibilities for Wayland over X11.
23 August 2014 - ARM Mali - 46 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

With Kristian Høgsberg seemingly busy with other projects, Pekka Paalanen went ahead and did the first alpha release for the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.6 release.
22 August 2014 - Wayland 1.6 - 14 Comments

Wayland 1.6 Is Under Planning For Release

We haven't heard much talk lately about Wayland 1.6 but Pekka Paalanen is stepping up and is trying to begin organizing work towards the Wayland/Weston 1.6 release that's quickly due.
18 August 2014 - Wayland 1.6 - 14 Comments

The State Of Wayland For Fedora 21

Matthias Clasen of Red Hat shared a status update about Wayland on Fedora 21 today, the first day of this year's Flock conference.
6 August 2014 - Fedora 21 Wayland - 8 Comments

GNOME Shell Gets Wayland HiDPI Fonts, Mutter Gets Touch Gestures

New releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter are available today in preparation for the GNOME 3.13.4 development milestone this week.
23 July 2014 - GNOME 3.13.4

Libinput 0.5 Improves Pointer Acceleration, Adds A Configuration API

Libinput, the input library designed for use by Wayland compositors and other environments for having common input device handling on Linux, is out with a significant update.
23 July 2014 - libinput - 4 Comments

RealVNC Introduces VNC Wayland Developer Preview

For nearly one year we've known about RealVNC being interested in Wayland support for their commercial VNC products and last year they proposed a remote access protocol for Wayland. Today, RealVNC has put out a developer preview of its VNC software for Wayland.
9 July 2014 - RealVNC - 18 Comments

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