Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling.
The alpha release of the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.12 version is now available.
It was just days ago that Wayland-Protocols 1.6 was released with the additions of XDG-Foreign and Idle-Inhibit. Arriving this Monday morning is Wayland-Protocols 1.7.
For the past two years already there has been an effort going of building libweston, effectively punting much of the Weston code off into a library that can then be re-used by other Wayland compositors. Libweston provides most of the basic Wayland protocol components and other low-level functionality so it becomes easier for developers to build full-featured Wayland compositors. Now part of the family is Libweston-Desktop.
Way Cooler is another project to add to the list of interesting Wayland compositors / window managers from the futuristic NEMO-UX to Swap to many others.
A new version of the Wayland Protocols is now available.
Continuing Wayland release manager Bryce Harrington at Samsung has laid out plans for shipping Wayland/Weston 1.12 in just over one month.
Wayland's Weston reference compositor picked up support for some new features this morning.
The latest release of the Wayland Protocols package is now available.
With this week's release of libinput 1.4, Peter Hutterer has announced "libinput is done", at least in terms of its original goal.s
Libinput 1.4 was officially released over night to add new features to this input handling library used by Wayland, X.Org, and Mir systems.
Wayland developers continue working on Libweston, which is aiming to make more of the Weston reference compositor reusable by other Wayland compositors. This library offers much of the boilerplate code around the Wayland protocols to allow more sharing by compositors and making it more straight-forward to get things up and running. The latest component is Libweston-desktop.
For those of you not paying attention to Weston Git or the mailing lists, this reference Weston compositor has been going through a period of refactoring.
A few years back we covered the Nemoshell for Wayland and back in 2014 how NEMO-UX was working on a futuristic, multi-user Wayland experience. It's been a while since hearing anything about Nemo, but we've received some information today from the newly-formed company that's trying to push this Wayland experience further.
Upstream Wayland developers have decided to drop the specialized Raspberry Pi back-end and renderer from the Weston compositor code-base.
When announcing the release yesterday of Wayland/Weston 1.11, Bryce Harrington at Samsung also laid out the release plans for Wayland 1.12.
The official releases are out tonight of Wayland 1.11 and Weston 1.11.
Bryce Harrington announced the release today of the release candidates for Wayland 1.11 and the reference Weston 1.11 compositor.
Version 1.4 of the Wayland Protocols package has been released with a new protocol extension.
Per the Wayland 1.11 schedule, Wayland and its reference Weston compositor saw their v1.11 beta releases during the night. Wayland 1.11 remains on target for release at the end of May.
Here is an elegant explanation by an upstream Wayland developer about what the consensus outside of NVIDIA mostly comes down to in the EGLStreams vs. GBM debate that's been occupying Wayland stakeholders the past month.
It's been over one month since NVIDIA presented their proposed Weston patches for supporting Wayland with NVIDIA's Linux binary driver but the discussion over their proposed approach remains heated.
Libinput 1.3 was released today with support for tablet pads -- the tablet part of a graphics tablet, with this being the last feature the developers needed for declaring feature-complete graphics tablet support in this widely-used input handling library.
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series.
The discussion over NVIDIA's patches to Wayland has fired back up this week with NVIDIA and upstream Wayland developers seeing different views on the matter. In the latest email exchanges, a comparison to ChromeOS was brought up.
Sway, the i3-compatible tiling window manager for Wayland, is out with a new version.
Bryce Harrington has laid out plans for shipping the next major version of Wayland (v1.11) around the end of May and of course joined by Weston 1.11.
Libinput 1.3 has stepped closer to being released with today's RC2 release. Libinput 1.3 will further enhance input handling for Wayland, X.Org, and Mir powered systems.
While many games are running on Wayland either natively or through XWayland (the most likely scenario right now), not all of them offer a great experience due to functional issues. One of the functionality problems right now for games being piped through XWayland is the lack of pointer/mouse warping.
A new proposal was published today for adding per-surface remote support to Wayland's Weston compositor with regard to its IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) shell.
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