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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

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 - 23 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

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