Wayland News Archives
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
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 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
David Herrmann has posted patches for implementing error recovery within the Wayland client library.
12 October 2012 - Error Recovery - 1 Comment
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
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
Igalia has accelerated WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany to work atop Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.
1 October 2012 - Wayland
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
The latest achievement within the Wayland camp is wlterm, a native terminal emulator.
27 September 2012 - WLTERM - 9 Comments
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 - 78 Comments
Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.
20 September 2012 - KDE KWin Wayland - 10 Comments
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 - 27 Comments
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
Listen to Kristian Høgsberg talk about the imminent Wayland 1.0 release, multimedia integration for Wayland/Weston, and other recent Wayland developments.
14 September 2012 - Kristian Talks - 19 Comments
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
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
Patches have emerged today that provide support for workspaces with Wayland's Weston compositor and default shell.
29 August 2012 - Workspaces - 14 Comments
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 - 21 Comments
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 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
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