Wayland News Archives
5 December 2013 - Rebecca Black OS - 26 Comments
The oddly-named Wayland Live CD environment for checking out the next-generation Linux display stack has been updated. The Wayland Live CD ships with many enabled tool-kits, the latest Wayland code, Orbital and Hawaii support, KDE Frameworks Wayland programs, and other new native Wayland applications.
5 December 2013 - Wayland Mesa - 1 Comment
On Wednesday there was some Git activity surrounding the EGL/Wayland support inside Mesa.
4 December 2013 - FreeRDS
A FreeRDS-based Wayland Weston back-end has been published in early form.
3 December 2013 - Wayland XDG-Shell - 6 Comments
Kristian Høgsberg committed on Tuesday the initial XDG-Shell protocol support.
3 December 2013 - DMA-BUF Wayland
A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.
3 December 2013 - Ozone-Wayland
One month ago marked the first release of a Wayland-based Chromium web-browser. Intel developers ported the "Ozone" windowing/UI abstraction layer to Wayland some months ago but they are continuing to refine it and adding in new features. A few new features were recently added to improve Google's software on Wayland.
27 November 2013 - xdg-shell - 5 Comments
After a lot of mailing list discussions amongst developers that have a stake in Wayland and early patches sent out, the latest xdg-shell patches were formally distributed today on the developers' mailing list. The xdg-shell is a new protocol living outside of the core Wayland protocol.
20 November 2013 - Weston Features - 20 Comments
The Weston reference compositor to Wayland received a few more features yesterday in mainline Git.
18 November 2013 - Wayland Support - 37 Comments
A few days back I wrote about sub-surfaces coming to Wayland's protocol after being a Weston-only feature for several months. For those curious about this Wayland feature, developer behind the code has written about this new feature at length.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Client Protocol In C++11 - 10 Comments
Just earlier today I had written about Perl bindings coming for Wayland and now announced on Sunday afternoon is wlcppgen, a generator to generate a C++11 wrapper to the Wayland client-side protocols.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Perl - 6 Comments
While the Perl scripting language normally isn't relied upon by Linux graphics driver developers, Perl bindings to Wayland have been published.
16 November 2013 - Wayland Sub-Surfaces - 10 Comments
After the support has been within Wayland's Weston reference compositor for several months, developers have now added sub-surfaces support to the Wayland core protocol itself. Wayland sub-surfaces can make for efficient use of video players and windowed OpenGL games on Wayland.
15 November 2013 - Alt-Tab!!! - 18 Comments
Interesting in the Wayland camp this week has been lots of discussions about the XDG-Shell proposal but besides that, a patch-set just appeared that finally adds alt-tab support to Wayland's Weston compositor and also updates the exposay feature.
12 November 2013 - Common Input - 5 Comments
With the Wayland protocol the matter of handling input device processing is left up to the compositors themselves. To ease the development process and ensuring compositors have good input support, a common input device library has been proposed that compositors can utilize for handling their input events from the Linux kernel.
11 November 2013 - Video - 20 Comments
If you're curious about the state of the Qt5-powered Hawaii Desktop running natively on Wayland, a new video has been uploaded that nicely shows off this new Linux desktop alternative that's designed around Wayland.
9 November 2013 - Wayland Back-End - 6 Comments
The Wayland back-end to Wayland's Weston compositor that allows for it to run inside existing compositors (i.e. nested compositing) has seen another round of improvements.
7 November 2013 - DRI Wayland - 13 Comments
DRI PRIME that allows for secondary GPUs to provide rendering support to primary GPUs -- i.e. NVIDIA Optimus systems -- can now work under Wayland for allowing secondary GPUs to render games/applications even if they aren't the GPU used by the compositor.
3 November 2013 - Green Island 0.1.91
The Green Island Wayland-based compositor that's part of the experimental Qt5-based Hawaii Desktop has been updated to version 0.1.91 after seeing a number of changes that morphs it from its original design.
1 November 2013 - Weston 1.3.1
Kristian Høgsberg did a Halloween release yesterday of the Weston 1.3.1 compositor for Wayland.
28 October 2013 - Weston Nested - 5 Comments
The Wayland back-end to the Weston compositor allows Weston to run inside an existing Wayland compositor, i.e. a nested Weston scenario or running Weston atop a completely different Wayland compositor. A set of 11 patches were published Sunday night for making the Wayland back-end more on par with the X11 back-end.