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Wayland News Archives

The Hawaii Desktop Readies To Dance On Wayland

With the Green Island Compositor, the Hawaii Desktop is looking to be the very first Wayland-friendly desktop environment for Linux.
30 January 2013 - Hawaii Desktop - 7 Comments

Qt 5.1 To Feature Improved Support For Wayland

A number of improvements to QtWayland have been merged this month, primarily around the Client Side Decorations support and other functionality needed for proper support of this likely X11 Server successor.
29 January 2013 - Qt 5.1 Wayland - 60 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Enables The Wayland Support For GTK+

While in December Canonical said they wouldn't fix GTK+ support for Wayland, earlier this month they decided they would enable the Wayland back-end for GTK+ in Ubuntu 13.04. That change has now been made and Ubuntu's GTK+ tool-kit will function in a Wayland environment.
27 January 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 On Wayland - 10 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.0.4 Released; Per-Output Workspaces

Wayland 1.0.4 was released this week along with an adjoining update to its Weston reference compositor. Separately, a new patch-set has emerged for supporting per-output workspaces.
26 January 2013 - Wayland Features - 12 Comments

Android Support Removed From Wayland's Weston

The Android back-end for Wayland's Weston compositor is being dropped thereby losing support for Google's mobile operating system on Wayland.
24 January 2013 - Android On Wayland - 13 Comments

Wayland's Weston DRM Back-End Now Supports Pixman

A set of seven patches published today allow Wayland's Weston compositor with its DRM back-end to support rendering through Pixman.
22 January 2013 - Weston DRM - 2 Comments

An FBDEV Compositor Back-End For Wayland/Weston

An FBDEV-based compositor back-end for Wayland's Weston has been published. This back-end allows for Wayland's Weston to run on a Linux frame-buffer device while the graphics rendering is done using Pixman and input is handled through evdev.
17 January 2013 - Weston Compositor Back-End - 5 Comments

Java Bindings Come To Wayland For Android

The code to wayland-java has now been made public, which is a project that provides Java bindings to the Wayland back-end library. This Java support will be useful for Wayland support on Google's Android mobile platform.
10 January 2013 - Wayland-Java - 12 Comments

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Enable Wayland Support In GTK+

While Canonical developers previously said they "won't fix" GTK+ support for Wayland in Ubuntu, the matter has now changed. It looks like Ubuntu 13.04 will be able to handle GTK+ applications on Wayland.
9 January 2013 - GTK+ Wayland Support - 24 Comments

A Software-Based Pixman Renderer For Wayland's Weston

There hasn't been too many new Wayland/Weston developments to report on recently, but being published this weekend for review and comments is a new Pixman renderer for Weston. This Pixman renderer allows for pure software rendering with the Weston reference compositor and adds MIT-SHM support to the X11 back-end.
6 January 2013 - Pixman Renderer - 10 Comments

XWayland Is Still Being Worked On

While released yesterday was X.Org Server 1.14 RC1, there won't be XWayland support for this next X.Org Server release due out in Q2'2013. However, XWayland support continues to be worked on by Wayland developers so X.Org applications/games can be supported.
20 December 2012 - XWayland - 6 Comments

Canonical "Won't Fix" GTK+ Wayland For Ubuntu

While there has been a Wayland back-end within GTK+ 3.x, Canonical won't be enabling the Wayland support within their GTK+ tool-kit package anytime soon.
17 December 2012 - GTK Wayland Support - 51 Comments

Wayland 1.0.3 Released, Plans For Wayland 1.2

Wayland 1.0.3 along with an adjoining Weston Compositor update were released on Friday. At the same time, Kristian Høgsberg has begun expressing plans for Wayland 1.2 as the next major release.
15 December 2012 - Wayland 1.2 - 4 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.0.2 Released

Kristian Høgsberg has announced the 1.0.2 releases of Wayland along with the Weston reference compositor.
30 November 2012 - Wayland 1.0.2 - 1 Comment

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

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