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Wayland/Weston Fork Now Called Northfield/Norwood

Yesterday I reported on Wayland and Weston being forked as "GH-Next" as a new project that sought to drive new Linux desktop innovations. Now today, enter Northfield/Norwood.
25 March 2013 - Wayland / Weston - 7 Comments

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As "GH-Next"

Wayland and Weston along with other key branches like GTK+ and QtWayland have been forked by an independent developer under the "GH-Next" project name.
24 March 2013 - New Wayland Fork - 90 Comments

New VA-API Library Supports Wayland 1.0 Protocol

A new release of the VA-API library supports the Wayland 1.0 protocol.
20 March 2013 - WAYLAND

Differences Between X.Org, Wayland & Mir

Canonical's Christopher Halse Rogers has blogged some more about their views on the Mir Display Server and its design relative to X11/X.Org and Wayland.
19 March 2013 - X.Org Mess - 51 Comments

Enlightenment Starts Taking Shape On Wayland

Enlightenment is starting to take shape on Wayland with its own compositor.
18 March 2013 - Enlightenment - 5 Comments

Wayland's Weston With Bubble-Style Notifications

For those using Wayland's Weston compositor with the stock shell, a patch was proposed today for implementing "bubbles list" style notifications.
14 March 2013 - Notifications - 3 Comments

XRandR Equivalent Published For Wayland, Weston

Aside from window minimizing and maximizing support, another feature missing from Wayland/Weston has been an easy way to change resolutions and other display functionality that up until recently was handled via XRandR, the X Resize and Rotate extension. Now Weston has received a similar port.
10 March 2013 - XRandR - 34 Comments

Wayland Still Working On Minimizing, Maximizing

Support for minimize and maximize requests is still being worked on the for the Wayland protocol. Yes, this is to allow windows to be minimized or maximized within the Wayland environment.
8 March 2013 - Wayland Protocol - 39 Comments

XBMC Ported To Wayland

The XBMC media player now has experimental code for running atop the Wayland Display Server.
8 March 2013 - XBMC

Wayland GTK+ Support Being Improved With CSD

The branch of the GTK+ tool-kit being used for introducing support for client side decorations is being prepped for review and ultimately being merged to mainline.
7 March 2013 - Wayland GTK+ - 11 Comments

A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"

In addition to X.Org and Wayland developers criticizing Canonical on Google+ about the Mir display server, there was a colorful discussion about this new open-source project on the Wayland IRC channel.
5 March 2013 - Wayland IRC - 176 Comments

Wayland's Weston Gets A FreeRDP-Based Compositor

There's now a Wayland compositor that's based upon FreeRDP, the open-source implementation of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol.
2 March 2013 - Remote Desktop Protocol - 22 Comments

PRIME/DMA_BUF Support For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg has published initial support for Wayland to support buffer sharing that's compatible with PRIME/DMA_BUF.
28 February 2013 - PRIME/DMA_BUF - 2 Comments

Pointer Lock Feature Proposed For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg has proposed patches to Wayland and the Weston compositor for implementing pointer locks. Pointer locks allow for applications to lock the pointer so they receive relative inputs, which can improve the handling of some games running on Wayland.
26 February 2013 - Wayland/Weston - 12 Comments

Wayland Works For Nintendo Gamecube Emulator

The Dolphin emulator for the Nintendo GameCube has been ported to function as a Wayland client. Dolphin now works as a Wayland client and it also supports threaded EGL/GLSL. This is also quite likely the first game-related software that works either under X11 or Wayland/Weston using the same application binary.
17 February 2013 - Wayland Dolphin - 13 Comments

Wayland Begins Porting Process To FreeBSD

While upstream Wayland developers are just concerning themselves with Linux support and are exclusively focusing their development efforts on taking advantage of the best Linux APIs and functionality, a developer has begun proposing patches that begin to work on FreeBSD support.
16 February 2013 - Wayland - 7 Comments

An SDK Is Being Developed For Wayland's Weston

Kristian Høgsberg has shared that he's been working on some code that's ultimately a Software Development Kit (SDK) for dealing with Wayland's Weston compositor.
15 February 2013 - Weston SDK

Wayland's Weston Now Handles Full-Screen X Windows

In conjunction with XWayland, Wayland's Weston reference compositor can now handle full-screen X windows.
13 February 2013 - X11 Windows - 58 Comments

Moving On From An X.Org World To Wayland

Taking place in Canberra, Australia last week was Linux.Conf.Au. The videos from LCA 2013 have now been uploaded and one of the talks likely to excite Phoronix readers is Daniel Stone's perspective of X.Org and Wayland.
6 February 2013 - Wayland - 37 Comments

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

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