Wayland News Archives
Wayland's Weston 1.2.2 Incorporates Some Bug Fixes

Kristian Høgsberg released version 1.2.2 of the Weston reference compositor today for Wayland. The new releases are mainly to iron out some unexpected bugs that landed in the recent Weston 1.2.1 release from last week. Wayland meanwhile is still at version 1.2.1.

30 August 2013 - Wayland/Weston - 3 Comments
Proposing A Wayland System Compositor Protocol

There's been mixed talks in the past about having Wayland serve as a system compositor while on Friday a new proposal was initiated in terms of planning a Wayland System Compositor Protocol.

25 August 2013 - Wayland System Compositor - 1 Comment
Wayland Gets Hardware-Accelerated Screen Capturing

The DRM compositor back-end for Wayland's Weston now has a patch that provides hardware-accelerated screen capturing support by using VA-API with drivers that support this video decode/encode acceleration mechanism.

23 August 2013 - Wayland DRM - 31 Comments
Wayland & Weston 1.2.1 Released

Kristian Høgsberg has put out the first point release to Wayland 1.2 and its adjoining Weston reference compositor. While mostly about bug-fixes, there's also some original new work found in Wayland/Weston 1.2.1.

22 August 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.2.1 - Add A Comment
GNOME Display Settings Now Working On Wayland

In addition to the Hawaii Weston Shell update and better touch input support on Weston, there's some more good news for Wayland: the GNOME Display Settings is now working on Wayland via a new Dbus interface.

14 August 2013 - GNOME Display Settings - 105 Comments
Hawaii On Wayland's Weston Shows Low RAM Usage

At the beginning of the day I wrote about the Hawaii desktop environment having a new Weston Shell release. This Qt5-based desktop is not only nice for showing off the next-generation Linux display stack, but with it also comes a dramatic reduction in system memory usage.

13 August 2013 - Memory Usage - 10 Comments
Hawaii Wayland/Weston Shell Gets New Release

Hawaii Shell, a Qt 5 based desktop interface that has a Weston plug-in for Wayland support, has experienced a new release. This Hawaii Shell release for Wayland has many new desktop-related features for those wishing for something a little more than a stock Weston desktop.

13 August 2013 - Hawaii Shell - 22 Comments
RealVNC Remote Desktop Wants To Support Wayland

Aside from the progressing PRIME support for Wayland, more good news today for this X.Org Foundation backed project is RealVNC expressing interest in supporting Wayland for their remote desktop software.

1 August 2013 - RealVNC - 21 Comments
XBMC Now Runs Well On Wayland

Sam Spilsbury, the Compiz developer and former Canonical employee, has made progress in being able to run the XBMC media application directly on Wayland.

17 July 2013 - XBMC On Wayland - 17 Comments
Playing With GTK/Qt5/SDL/EFL On Wayland 1.2

The Wayland LiveCD has been updated against the new Wayland/Weston 1.2 release. This Linux LiveCD also ships with the Wayland-enabled GTK3, Qt5, SDL, and Enlightenment EFL tool-kits for easily trying out this next-generation Linux display stack.

14 July 2013 - Rebecca Black Updated - 35 Comments
XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir

In the past few days I delivered X.Org vs. XMir Ubuntu Unity benchmarks on Intel hardware and Nouveau / NVIDIA. The benchmarking also found that 2D was also slower with XMir than simply running an X.Org Server. Benchmarks now carried out of X.Org vs. XWayland show that the Wayland-based equivalent is generally faster, at least for 2D operations.

30 June 2013 - Xorg vs. XWayland - 113 Comments
Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland

While many are super excited about Wayland and the thought of X11 finally going away in the coming years, some who have been enthusiastic about Wayland/Weston are starting to lose interest. Here's the reasons by one Wayland enthusiast for losing motivation in the project.

12 June 2013 - Wayland Motivation - 112 Comments

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