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.
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.
MPlayer2, the fork of MPlayer, now has patches to support this video player while running on Wayland.
Rob Clark, the Texas Instruments developer known for his work on the OMAP DRM driver, DMA-BUF, and hacking a Qualcomm open-source driver in his spare time, has been dabbling with Wayland. Rob's done some optimizations and simplifications to shaders used by Wayland's Weston reference compositor that greatly improve the performance.
Reports are surfacing that NVIDIA is looking at ways to implement Wayland support for their binary Linux graphics driver.
After several interesting news items in recent days about Wayland, the latest is that Wayland/Weston now has support for cursor themes.
XWayland, the implementation that allows for X11 applications to run inside Wayland by running a root-less X.Org Server, will be talked about next month for possible upstreaming in the X.Org Server.
While an OpenWF back-end compositor for Wayland once provided hope that more hardware would work with Wayland whereby OpenWF Display drivers were available, the OpenWF support is being dropped already from the compositor.
Weston, the reference compositor to Wayland, now has support for output configuration from the Weston config file, i.e. the equivalent of configuring your output options with an X.Org Server from the xorg.conf.
Aside from the Wayland/Weston 0.95 announcement, also being discussed in recent days on the Wayland development list has been support supporting the AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux binary graphics drivers under Wayland.
Version 0.95 of Wayland and Weston were released on Tuesday.
The latest feature for Wayland's Weston reference compositor / shell is a sliding layout effect.
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.
The developer responsible for KMSCON and FBLOG is seeking comments on a proposed design for virtual terminals and multiple seats that relies upon Wayland as a system-wide compositor.
In preparation for the Wayland/Weston 0.95 release in early July, a pre-release is now available (v0.94.90) that gets ready for this important milestone.
There's work under-way on implementing input method support for Wayland that was spawned by an earlier proposal.
The Wayland port for Google's Android platform is continuing to be hacked on by Collabora. Here's some new details.
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.
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.
For those curious about the support for running X11/X.Org applications on Wayland, the support has come along quite nicely and is basically ready to begin showing off.
As the latest Wayland progress, patches have emerged so that the reference Weston compositor can handle virtual workspaces.
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.
Intel has published their latest Wayland goodness: the code for Google's Chromium based on Aura under Wayland.
The VA-API video acceleration support for Wayland and Weston appears about ready.
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.
Wayland's Weston reference compositor now has built-in support for video capturing.
Wayland's reference compositor, a.k.a. Weston, is now running on Google's Android.
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.
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.
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.
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