Wayland News Archives
Wayland 1.0 Stable Release Is Imminent

Kristian Høgsberg spoke this week at XDC2012 about Wayland and Weston. Here's a short recap plus some videos that include new demos of this promising project.

21 September 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - 83 Comments
A Crazy Qt-Based 3D Wayland "Maze" Compositor

For those interested in Wayland, Qt, and 3D, there's an interesting new Wayland compositor out in the wild. This compositor renders a 3D maze using Qt and brings in some Wolfenstein 3D elements while allowing Wayland surfaces to be rendered on the walls.

18 September 2012 - New Wayland Compositor - Add A Comment
Wayland Weston Control: Automated Input Controlling

Weston Control is a new program for Wayland's reference compositor that uses a new wl_control protocol for controlling surfaces. The weston-control program can then be scripted for automatically moving windows, rotating windows, resizing surfaces, and much more.

17 September 2012 - Wayland - 10 Comments
New XWayland Protocol Published

Tiago Vignatti of Intel has published his latest XWayland protocol work as he looks to take X11/X.Org Server support atop Wayland up to speed.

13 September 2012 - XWayland Protocol - 3 Comments
Tear-Free, Hardware-Accelerated Video On Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg has demonstrated that tear-free video playback on Wayland is a reality and that running Wayland on Intel hardware does allow for hardware-accelerated video playback thanks to VA-API support.

29 August 2012 - Video - 11 Comments
Wayland 1.0 Coming "In A Month Or Two"

Kristian Høgsberg just finished speaking at this year's GStreamer Conference behind held in San Diego, California. Kristian was talking about the forthcoming Wayland 1.0 release and Wayland's hardware-accelerated video playback support.

28 August 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - Add A Comment
TI Shows Off Impressive, Experimental Wayland Demo

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments presented on the second day of this year's GStreamer Conference where he talked about GStreamer for the TI OMAP4, DMA-BUF, DRI2Video, and other low-level Linux multimedia work he's engaged in along with work on TI's OMAP Linux graphics driver. Rob ended up showing off an impressive but experimental demo of video playback work he's doing with Wayland.

28 August 2012 - Wayland/Weston - 10 Comments
Wayland/Weston 0.95 Land In Ubuntu 12.10

Wayland and the reference Weston compositor have been updated against the upstream version 0.95 release for the packages to be found in the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release.

25 August 2012 - Wayland Weston - 36 Comments
Shader Optimizations Greatly Speed-Up Wayland

Rob Clark, the Texas Instruments developer known for his work on the OMAP DRM driver, DMA-BUF, and hacking a Qualcomm open-source driver in his spare time, has been dabbling with Wayland. Rob's done some optimizations and simplifications to shaders used by Wayland's Weston reference compositor that greatly improve the performance.

23 August 2012 - New Work - 2 Comments
Wayland Support For Cursor Themes

After several interesting news items in recent days about Wayland, the latest is that Wayland/Weston now has support for cursor themes.

13 August 2012 - Ready For The Desktop! - 12 Comments
Mainlining XWayland To Be Discussed Next Month

XWayland, the implementation that allows for X11 applications to run inside Wayland by running a root-less X.Org Server, will be talked about next month for possible upstreaming in the X.Org Server.

11 August 2012 - XWayland - 10 Comments
Wayland Losing OpenWF Display Back-End

While an OpenWF back-end compositor for Wayland once provided hope that more hardware would work with Wayland whereby OpenWF Display drivers were available, the OpenWF support is being dropped already from the compositor.

1 August 2012 - OpenWF - 7 Comments
Wayland's Weston Gets Output Configuration File

Weston, the reference compositor to Wayland, now has support for output configuration from the Weston config file, i.e. the equivalent of configuring your output options with an X.Org Server from the xorg.conf.

31 July 2012 - Wayland Weston - 37 Comments
Binary Driver Blobs Aren't Yet Ready For Wayland

Aside from the Wayland/Weston 0.95 announcement, also being discussed in recent days on the Wayland development list has been support supporting the AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux binary graphics drivers under Wayland.

25 July 2012 - Wayland Fail - 77 Comments
Wayland Development Continues Picking Up

Now that there's been the latest development statistics on Mesa / Gallium3D and the X.Org Server, here's some fresh numbers concerning the development pace of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor.

5 July 2012 - Wayland/Weston - Add A Comment
Wayland Gets Support For Animated Cursors

While Canonical is working on tiny bits of Wayland code for upstream, Intel OTC developers and others continue with a bulk of the advancements for Wayland and Weston. One of the latest Intel patch sets is for handling cursor surfaces and animated cursors.

16 June 2012 - New Features - 7 Comments
Canonical Posts More Wayland Patches

While Canonical isn't known for making many low-level upstream Linux contributions, new patches authored by one of Canonical's Ubuntu developers has been posted for mainline Wayland.

15 June 2012 - Canonical - 10 Comments

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