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Wayland News Archives

Bringing Wayland To Proprietary Platforms

For those wanting to bring Wayland to proprietary/embedded platforms, Pekka Paalanen has written a long and detailed technical post about doing so.
21 November 2012 - How-To

Wayland 1.0.1 Has Been Released

The first point release of Wayland 1.0 is now available for those interested in this next-generation display server environment.
20 November 2012 - Wayland 1.0.1 - 4 Comments

The Wayland LiveCD Now Supports XWayland

The XWayland LiveCD has been updated to support XWayland on top of the Wayland 1.0 code-base.
11 November 2012 - XWayland Live - 3 Comments

Wayland 1.0 With Weston Has Been Branched

Kristian Høgsberg has now branched the Wayland and Weston code-bases for the 1.0 series.
10 November 2012 - Weston Too

Wayland's Weston Brought To The Raspberry Pi

Pekka Paalanen has published initial patches that allow Wayland's Weston reference compositor to run from the popular low-cost Raspberry Pi ARM computer.
7 November 2012 - Weston - 1 Comment

XWayland Gets Updated

Daniel Stone has updated the XWayland patches for supporting X.Org/X11 applications on Wayland.
7 November 2012 - XWayland - 9 Comments

What Wayland's Development Looks Like

With the recent release of Wayland 1.0, here's a visualization that looks back on the development of Wayland/Weston going back to 2008 when it was born as a small project by Kristian Høgsberg at Red Hat.
3 November 2012 - Wayland

X.Org, Wayland Plans For Ubuntu 13.04 Are Drawn

The general X.Org discussion during the Ubuntu Developer Summit was held today to discuss X.Org/Wayland expectations for the Ubuntu 13.04 release.
1 November 2012 - X.Org, Wayland - 5 Comments

The Wayland Linux Live CD Gets Updated

The Wayland Linux Live CD distribution, a.k.a. the Rebecca Black OS, has been updated for the Wayland/Weston 1.0 release.
28 October 2012 - Wayland Live CD - 11 Comments

Green Island: A New Qt-Based Wayland Compositor

Less than one day after the official release of Wayland 1.0 there is a new Wayland compositor that emerges. This new compositor for Wayland is dubbed "Green Island" and leverages Qt, QtQuick, and QML for creating a new and unique Linux desktop experience.
23 October 2012 - Green Island - 32 Comments

Wayland 1.0 Officially Released

Wayland 1.0 along with the reference Weston 1.0 reference compositor were officially released on Monday.
22 October 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - 33 Comments

With Wayland 1.0, A Large TODO List Remains

Wayland 1.0 will be released as soon as today, but this doesn't mark the death of X11 and Wayland beginning to secure major traction on the Linux desktop.
22 October 2012 - Wayland TODO List - 4 Comments

Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

Wayland continues to be a topic that draws a lot of interest from Linux desktop end-users, based upon the turnout to a session regarding the Wayland/Weston Display Server Framework at LinuxDays in Prague.
21 October 2012 - Wayland In Prague - 12 Comments

The X API Is About 15 Times Bigger Than Wayland

For those curious about the size of the X11 API in relation to Wayland, it's about fifteen times bigger.
17 October 2012 - X11 Is Huge - 36 Comments

Wayland/Weston 0.99 Is Out, 1.0 Next Monday

Wayland v0.99.0 was released yesterday evening along with a matching version of the reference Weston compositor. The planned Wayland 1.0 release is penciled in for next week Monday, 22 October.
16 October 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - 48 Comments

Error Recovery Support In The Wayland Client

David Herrmann has posted patches for implementing error recovery within the Wayland client library.
12 October 2012 - Error Recovery - 1 Comment

Wayland/Weston 1.0 Is Going To Happen Next Week

The release of Wayland 1.0 is expected to happen next week. Originally it was set to happen this week, but there's some last minute API and protocol changes.
10 October 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - 5 Comments

Running GStreamer Over VA-API On Wayland

For those wanting to use the GStreamer multimedia framework on Wayland while leveraging VA-API for video hardware acceleration, here's some setup information from Intel.
9 October 2012 - Video Acceleration

WebKitGTK+ Accelerated Epiphany On Wayland

Igalia has accelerated WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany to work atop Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.
1 October 2012 - Wayland

Patches Arrive For DRM2 Render Nodes Support

Taking a brief break from his direct work on Wayland, Kristian Høgsberg has published his "Render Nodes" work for DRM2 following the recent DRM2 proposal.
29 September 2012 - Kristian Hacking

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