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Wayland 1.2.0 Released, Joined By Weston Compositor

After about three months of development, Wayland 1.2.0 along with the matching version of its Weston reference compositor have been released. The updated Wayland/Weston stack bring many new features to the table.
13 July 2013 - Wayalnd 1.2.0 - 82 Comments

Wayland, Weston 1.2 Release Candidate Are Out

Kristian Høgsberg has announced the first release candidates for the upcoming Wayland 1.2 release along with the Weston 1.2 reference compositor.
10 July 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.2 RC1 - 70 Comments

That Wayland Fork Doesn't Seem To Be Thriving

The widely talked about fork of Wayland and Weston no longer seem to be advancing.
9 July 2013 - Northfield - 7 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

Gentoo Starts Work On KDE-Wayland Support

Soon it will likely be possible to run a KDE desktop over Wayland using Gentoo Linux with its Portage packages.
19 June 2013 - Gentoo - 47 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

Weston 1.1.1 Release Brings Bug-Fixes

As the first point release since the exciting release of Wayland/Weston 1.1, important bug-fixes have landed for the display protocol's reference compositor.
7 June 2013 - Weston 1.1.1

Wayland's Weston Gets Systemd Notification Support

Wayland's Weston system compositor has been hooked up to systemd so it can be used for client notification support.
4 June 2013 - Wayland Systemd - 35 Comments

Multi-Seat Support Running Well In Wayland/Weston

With new patches, multi-seat support for Wayland with the Weston compositor is beginning to work well. For showing off Wayland/Weston multi-seat handling, a video has been made.
3 June 2013 - Multi-Seat - 46 Comments

Replacing X With Wayland On The Raspberry Pi

Last week I wrote about the emergence of a new Wayland Weston compositor renderer for the Raspberry Pi. There was a fair amount of discussion about it and since then additional details have emerged.
27 May 2013 - X To Wayland - 35 Comments

A New X.Org-Free Wayland LiveCD Released

For technology demos and testing, the "first true Wayland LiveCD" has been released that can start Wayland directly without depending upon an X.Org environment.
25 May 2013 - Rebecca Black OS - 35 Comments

Wayland's Weston Gets Output Scaling Support

Besides a new Raspberry Pi renderer for Weston, another interesting set of Wayland patches today is for providing output scaling support with Weston when using the X11 and DRM back-ends.
22 May 2013 - Scaling Displays - 19 Comments

Raspberry Pi Gets New Wayland Weston Renderer

After working on the Raspberry Pi support for Wayland/Weston, Pekka Paalanen has announced a new "rpi-renderer" for the low-cost ARM development board.
22 May 2013 - Wayland Weston - 28 Comments

Sub-Surfaces Support Merged Into Wayland

Support for sub-surfaces has been merged into mainline Wayland after the protocol work and other changes for this exciting new feature has been in development for several months. Sub-surfaces by itself isn't too exciting to end-users but will benefit application developers in enhancing the Wayland-powered Linux desktop.
13 May 2013 - Sub-Surface - 9 Comments

Color Management Code Merged Into Wayland/Weston

Support for color management has been merged into Wayland's Weston compositor.
10 May 2013 - Color Management Support - 18 Comments

Wayland 1.2 Release Planned For June, XWayland

An extensive list of plans for the Wayland/Weston 1.2 release were shared by the project's founder, Kristian Høgsberg.
29 April 2013 - Wayland 1.2 - 12 Comments

Midori Web-Browser Ported To Wayland

The lightweight GTK-based WebKit-powered Midori web-browser should now be running natively on Wayland.
26 April 2013 - Midori - 6 Comments

Wayland Gets Flavored With Weston SPICE Back-End

The latest back-end to be published for Wayland's Weston compositor is for Red Hat's SPICE.
23 April 2013 - SPICE Back-End - 10 Comments

The Focus Of Wayland's Weston Compositor

Kristian Høgsberg has clarified the scope and goals of Weston, Wayland's reference compositor. Now that Weston has become somewhat of its own desktop environment, Kristian has clarified its intentions to benefit future patches.
19 April 2013 - Wayland / Weston - 26 Comments

Mir Display Server Now Uses XKB Common

Similar to Wayland, Mir now is using the xkbcommon library.
17 April 2013 - XKB Common - 53 Comments

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