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Wayland News Archives

Wayland Continues To Excite Linux Users

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

The X API Is About 15 Times Bigger Than Wayland

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/Weston 0.99 Is Out, 1.0 Next Monday

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

Error Recovery Support In The Wayland Client

David Herrmann has posted patches for implementing error recovery within the Wayland client library.
12 October 2012 - Error Recovery - 1 Comment

Wayland/Weston 1.0 Is Going To Happen Next Week

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

Running GStreamer Over VA-API On Wayland

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

WebKitGTK+ Accelerated Epiphany On Wayland

Igalia has accelerated WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany to work atop Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.
1 October 2012 - Wayland

Patches Arrive For DRM2 Render Nodes Support

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

Wayland Gets A Native Terminal Emulator

The latest achievement within the Wayland camp is wlterm, a native terminal emulator.
27 September 2012 - WLTERM - 9 Comments

Wayland 1.0 Stable Release Is Imminent

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

KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon

Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.
20 September 2012 - KDE KWin Wayland - 10 Comments

A Crazy Qt-Based 3D Wayland "Maze" Compositor

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

Wayland Weston Control: Automated Input Controlling

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

Preparing For The Release of Wayland 1.0

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

New XWayland Protocol Published

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

Tear-Free, Hardware-Accelerated Video On Wayland

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

Workspace Support for Wayland's Weston

Patches have emerged today that provide support for workspaces with Wayland's Weston compositor and default shell.
29 August 2012 - Workspaces - 14 Comments

Wayland 1.0 Coming "In A Month Or Two"

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

TI Shows Off Impressive, Experimental Wayland Demo

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/Weston 0.95 Land In Ubuntu 12.10

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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