Wayland News Archives
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
Trying Out Wayland With Rebecca Black

For those that may have extra time this weekend and have been meaning to try out the experimental Wayland Display Server, one of the easiest ways to try out this eventual X.Org Server replacement is by using a Wayland LiveCD that's dubbed Rebecca Black. Besides including a recent snapshot of Wayland, it also integrates the support for various tool-kits and other applications.

25 March 2012 - Wayland LiveCD - 13 Comments
Wayland's Weston Lands In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Landing today within Ubuntu's 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" repository is Weston, the reference compositor for the Wayland Display Server. Unfortunately, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't have a full-on Wayland preview as was originally hoped for last November.

13 March 2012 - Wayland Fun! - 11 Comments
The Technical Plans For Making Wayland 1.0

After laying out plans earlier this month at FOSDEM for releasing Wayland 1.0 this year, Kristian Høgsberg has now written a more detailed message to the Wayland developers that outlines some of the TODO list and other plans for making Wayland 1.0.

18 February 2012 - Kristian's Guide - 17 Comments
Tizen's Dawati Is Using A Hybrid X-Wayland

Besides Kristian Høgsberg's keynote at FOSDEM 2012, where he talked of Wayland 1.0, and his more interesting technical discussion, there was also a talk in Brussels about Wayland compositors. Tizen's Dawati was shown on Wayland using a hybrid X-Wayland compositor, talk of the GNOME Shell on Wayland with Mutter, and much more.

8 February 2012 - Compositor - Add A Comment
Wayland 1.0 Is Set For H1'2012 Release

A few days ago I wrote that the Wayland Display Server is preparing for a stable 1.0 release and now this weekend from FOSDEM new information has been learned.

5 February 2012 - Wayland Display Server - 9 Comments
Introducing Wayland's Weston Launcher

The other Wayland-related news yesterday besides the surprise announcement that the Wayland 1.0 stable release is approaching was the first-shot attempt at "weston-launch", an easy launcher for the demo Weston compositor.

1 February 2012 - It's Here - Add A Comment
Wayland Preparing For 1.0 Stable Release

This weekend at FOSDEM 2012 what Kristian Høgsberg is expected to say in Brussels will surprise many of you: Wayland 1.0 is gearing up for release as their first -- stable -- release. Wayland is supposed to be ready to take on the Linux desktop world.

31 January 2012 - Yes, Really - 90 Comments
Wayland Is Almost Ready For Showing Off

If you haven't tried out the Wayland Display Server as of late, after there being a stream of new announcements, you probably should or at least check out the videos in this posting. The Wayland Display Server is becoming more lively and slowly reaching a point where it may be possible for some to use it on a day-to-day basis.

30 January 2012 - Wayland Display Server - 30 Comments
Wayland Can Now Do Surface Transformations

Patches have landed so that the Wayland Display Server can now handle surface transformations. Separately, there's also an easy-to-understand guide for using the Qt 5.0 tool-kit with Wayland.

28 January 2012 - Patches - 2 Comments
Wayland Action Items You Can Start On

Tiago Vignatti, one of the active developers at Intel who's dedicated to the Wayland team, has shared some active TODO list items that for those wishing to contribute can easily jump on.

19 January 2012 - TODO List - Add A Comment
Wayland's Window Stacking & Raising Design

Besides tool-kit advancements, other happenings in the world of Wayland this week pertain to coming up with a suitable window stacking and raising design for this next-generation display server.

18 January 2012 - RFC Patches - Add A Comment
Sprite Support For Wayland's Weston

There's some RFC patches out this week from Intel's Jesse Barnes that provides sprite support for the recently announced Weston Compositor for the Wayland Display Server.

7 January 2012 - RFC Patches - 4 Comments

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