Wayland News Archives
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
New Feature To Wayland's Weston: A Clock

If not being able to tell the time while running the reference Weston compositor held you back from experimenting with Wayland, fear not. Logging functionality for Weston was also merged.

9 June 2012 - Weston Clock - 11 Comments
The Android Back-End For Wayland's Weston

As a sign the support may soon be merged, the patches needed for having an Android back-end for Wayland and the reference Weston compositor were published on the mailing list.

31 May 2012 - Wayland-droid - 8 Comments
Canonical Makes Rare X.Org/Wayland Contribution

While Canonical is known -- and commonly criticized -- for not investing in making heavy, low-level upstream Linux contributions, today a set of patches intended for upstream were published by a Canonical engineer concerning XWayland support.

23 May 2012 - XWayland - 9 Comments
Wayland Gains New Zoom, Transition Features

Wayland with the reference Weston compositor now have patches available for providing a zoomed-in area to follow the text cursor around the screen. There's also support for animated zoom transitions.

21 May 2012 - Wayland-Weston - 1 Comment
Ubuntu System Compositor: Wayland Plug-In, Not Fork

One of the more interesting technical sessions last week at the UDS-Q summit was concerning the Ubuntu 12.10 plans for a system compositor, which would be based upon Wayland. While I still view it as unlikely to happen in any meaningful way for Ubuntu 12.10, other developers have since expressed their views as well.

14 May 2012 - Plans - 19 Comments
ADWC: A Tiling Window Manager For Wayland

There's now the first tiling manager for Wayland. Called ADWC, this open-source tiling manager can already start applications using XWayland. There's some videos showing off this Weston fork, including the Opera web-browser and KDE's KWrite running on Wayland.

22 April 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments
The Top Contributors To Wayland

Here's a look at the top contributors to the Wayland Display Server project and the related Weston reference compositor along with some other statistics to reflect its development history.

19 April 2012 - Wayland-Weston - 5 Comments
Wayland Support For Pinging, Fading Clients

Patches were published today that introduce pinging support for Wayland clients, in an attempt to determine if a client is dead or alive. Should a client not respond to the ping request, the Wayland client's surface is faded-out.

16 April 2012 - Dead Clients - 8 Comments
Wayland Running Various GTK Applications

There's some more progress to report on with Wayland and Weston beyond the Wayland talks at last week's LF collab summit, including a video showing various GTK applications running within Wayland on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

9 April 2012 - Wayland Progress - 14 Comments
The Wayland Redux From This Week

Here's a Wayland/Weston redux on the information that's been brought up in the past few days concerning this next-generation Linux display server, including a new Wayland video.

7 April 2012 - And Weston - 3 Comments
An Experimental GNOME Shell Running On Wayland

On Wednesday of the 2012 LF Collaboration Summit, besides the X and Wayland integration talk, there was a second discussion concerning Wayland/Weston during a Tizen track. During this talk were a few tid-bits of interesting information revealed, such as an experimental GNOME 3.x desktop on Wayland.

5 April 2012 - GNOME 3.x Shell - 3 Comments
XWayland Updated Against X.Org Server 1.12

Kristian Høgsberg has pushed updated patches this morning for XWayland in the X.Org Server that re-base this work to the X.Org Server 1.12 series. He's also updated the XWayland support for the xf86-video-intel graphics driver. XWayland is the effort for allowing an X.Org Server to run as a Wayland client.

27 March 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments

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