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Wayland 1.1, Weston 1.1 Pack Lots Of New Features

Version 1.1 of Wayland and the Weston reference compositor will soon be released. The first major post-1.0 updates to Wayland/Weston bring a number of exciting features to this next-generation Linux display server.
9 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.1 - 5 Comments

Wayland Support For IBus Proposed

Support for the Intelligent Input Bus (IBus) within Wayland/Weston was proposed this weekend via a set of eighteen patches.
9 April 2013 - Wayland Handling

Wayland's Weston Gets Color Management Framework

The Weston compositor to Wayland now has an early color management framework.
4 April 2013 - Wayland Framework - 11 Comments

The Wayland/Weston Fork Is Now "Banned"

It's now becoming quite easy to understand why the developer of the Northfield/Norwood fork of Wayland was ejected from the Wayland development community and banned from development communication channels.
2 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston - 69 Comments

RDP Back-End Merged For Wayland's Weston

One month ago a FreeRDP-based remote compositor for Wayland's Weston was proposed. Now having undergone six code revisions, the Weston Remote Desktop Protocol back-end has been merged.
2 April 2013 - FreeRDP Compositor - 5 Comments

Developer Offers Kickbacks For Wayland Alternative

In an attempt to promote his Wayland fork and gain influence, the lead developer was offering monetary kickbacks to highlight his forked Wayland and Weston code-bases.
1 April 2013 - Norwood - 46 Comments

GTK+ Is Becoming Very Usable With Wayland

The state of the GTK+ tool-kit for the Wayland Display Server is now ready for day-to-day use.
26 March 2013 - GTK+ - 30 Comments

Wayland/Weston Fork Now Called Northfield/Norwood

Yesterday I reported on Wayland and Weston being forked as "GH-Next" as a new project that sought to drive new Linux desktop innovations. Now today, enter Northfield/Norwood.
25 March 2013 - Wayland / Weston - 7 Comments

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As "GH-Next"

Wayland and Weston along with other key branches like GTK+ and QtWayland have been forked by an independent developer under the "GH-Next" project name.
24 March 2013 - New Wayland Fork - 90 Comments

New VA-API Library Supports Wayland 1.0 Protocol

A new release of the VA-API library supports the Wayland 1.0 protocol.
20 March 2013 - WAYLAND

Differences Between X.Org, Wayland & Mir

Canonical's Christopher Halse Rogers has blogged some more about their views on the Mir Display Server and its design relative to X11/X.Org and Wayland.
19 March 2013 - X.Org Mess - 51 Comments

Enlightenment Starts Taking Shape On Wayland

Enlightenment is starting to take shape on Wayland with its own compositor.
18 March 2013 - Enlightenment - 5 Comments

Wayland's Weston With Bubble-Style Notifications

For those using Wayland's Weston compositor with the stock shell, a patch was proposed today for implementing "bubbles list" style notifications.
14 March 2013 - Notifications - 3 Comments

XRandR Equivalent Published For Wayland, Weston

Aside from window minimizing and maximizing support, another feature missing from Wayland/Weston has been an easy way to change resolutions and other display functionality that up until recently was handled via XRandR, the X Resize and Rotate extension. Now Weston has received a similar port.
10 March 2013 - XRandR - 34 Comments

Wayland Still Working On Minimizing, Maximizing

Support for minimize and maximize requests is still being worked on the for the Wayland protocol. Yes, this is to allow windows to be minimized or maximized within the Wayland environment.
8 March 2013 - Wayland Protocol - 39 Comments

XBMC Ported To Wayland

The XBMC media player now has experimental code for running atop the Wayland Display Server.
8 March 2013 - XBMC

Wayland GTK+ Support Being Improved With CSD

The branch of the GTK+ tool-kit being used for introducing support for client side decorations is being prepped for review and ultimately being merged to mainline.
7 March 2013 - Wayland GTK+ - 11 Comments

A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"

In addition to X.Org and Wayland developers criticizing Canonical on Google+ about the Mir display server, there was a colorful discussion about this new open-source project on the Wayland IRC channel.
5 March 2013 - Wayland IRC - 176 Comments

Wayland's Weston Gets A FreeRDP-Based Compositor

There's now a Wayland compositor that's based upon FreeRDP, the open-source implementation of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol.
2 March 2013 - Remote Desktop Protocol - 22 Comments

PRIME/DMA_BUF Support For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg has published initial support for Wayland to support buffer sharing that's compatible with PRIME/DMA_BUF.
28 February 2013 - PRIME/DMA_BUF - 2 Comments

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