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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
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
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
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
The widely talked about fork of Wayland and Weston no longer seem to be advancing.
9 July 2013 - Northfield - 7 Comments
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
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
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
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 system compositor has been hooked up to systemd so it can be used for client notification support.
4 June 2013 - Wayland Systemd - 35 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
Support for color management has been merged into Wayland's Weston compositor.
10 May 2013 - Color Management Support - 18 Comments
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
The lightweight GTK-based WebKit-powered Midori web-browser should now be running natively on Wayland.
26 April 2013 - Midori - 6 Comments
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
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