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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 - 6 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

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6.
24 January 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.6.1

Fedora 23 Likely To Pursue Wayland By Default

While Wayland by default replacing the X.Org Server as the default display environment has been talked about for a while within the next-generation Fedora world, it looks like Fedora 23 could finally be the time that the switch happens.
19 January 2015 - Fedora 23 Wayland - 34 Comments

Wayland 1.7 Alpha Released Along With Updated Weston Compositor

Bryce Harrington has released the first development version of the forthcoming Wayland 1.7 along with the adjoining Weston reference compositor.
17 January 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.7 Alpha 1 - 27 Comments

Wayland 1.7 Enters Planning For Release In One Month

Plans were expressed today for releasing Wayland/Weston 1.7 in one month.
13 January 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.7 - 10 Comments

Wayland & Weston Saw Fewer Commits In 2014

Going along with yesterday's X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over article looking at X.Org development statistics for 2014, here's a look at the Wayland's development for last year.
4 January 2015 - Git Activity - 21 Comments

Does Using GNOME On Wayland Save Power?

One of the commonly asked questions is whether using Wayland will be more power efficient or save power compared to running the same software under an X.Org Server environment. Here's a simple test of GNOME on Wayland in Fedora 21 while monitoring a laptop's battery use.
30 December 2014 - Power Comparison - 93 Comments

X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward

While many view Wayland as the future of the Linux desktop, the X.Org Server shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon as beyond needing it for legacy X11 applications, there's still much innovation happening within the conventional xorg-server as shown by the progress it's made in 2014.
28 December 2014 - Much Progress - 4 Comments

Collabora Looks To Add DMA-BUF Protocol To Wayland

Collabora developers are looking at adding a generic DMA-BUF protocol to Wayland, which could benefit media players and other applications.
13 December 2014 - DMA-BUF - 7 Comments

The Future Direction & Purpose Of Wayland's Weston Is Being Revisited

Pekka Paalanen, the Collabora developer who has effectively been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager with Kristian Høgsberg still being away from Wayland development, is seeking some discussion from Wayland developers about their intended view of Wayland's Weston compositor and what direction it should take moving forward.
8 December 2014 - Weston - 72 Comments

Libinput 0.7 Gets Closer To Parity With X Input Stack

Libinput 0.7 is now available and this input library used by Wayland and other environments is nearly at feature parity to the current X Server based input stack.
5 December 2014 - libinput 0.7 - 6 Comments

IVI Shell Merged Into Wayland's Weston

Are you ready to run a reference Weston compositor implementation in your car?
4 December 2014 - Wayland Weston - 4 Comments

Relative Pointer Motion Patches Published For Wayland's Weston

First person shooter gamers can rejoice that relative pointer motion is being worked out for Wayland's Weston compositor.
2 December 2014 - Relative Pointers - 42 Comments

Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version

There hasn't been much in the way of exciting Wayland/Weston developments to report on this month, but its development is continuing in its usual manner. Out today is another version of the Weston IVI Shell as it still works to being accepted upstream.
27 November 2014 - Weston In Cars

NEMO-UX Shell Is A Futuristic, Multi-User Wayland Experience

Demonstrated at the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ACM ITS) event in Dresden, Germany the past few deays was the "NEMOSHELL" that looks like a futuristic user experience supported by Wayland.
18 November 2014 - NEMOSHELL - 22 Comments

Wayland Live CD ISOs Updated

Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.
15 November 2014 - RBL

The Latest Wayland Work: Making Libweston

One of the latest patch-sets proposed in the Wayland world is forming libweston, which would allow more of the Weston reference compositor code to be used by other Wayland compositors.
7 November 2014 - libweston - 10 Comments

Enlightenment's New Wayland Compositor Code Is Now Functional, Supports XDG-Shell

While Enlightenment E19 has significant Wayland improvements, it looks like E20 will be even better with regard to Wayland support.
1 November 2014 - e-comp-wl - 9 Comments

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

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