Wayland News Archives
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! - 10 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
Multi-Touch Patches Already Come To Wayland

While patches for multi-touch with the X.Org Server were only published this week, Intel has already been working on multi-touch support for the Wayland Display Server. On Friday they published a separate multi-touch implementation for Wayland.

17 December 2011 - Already - 2 Comments
Wayland Has Working Screensaver Support

Patches have been published for Wayland today for an idle animation interface and implementation within its demo compositor. In other words, you can now have a working screensaver in Wayland.

8 December 2011 - Patches - 1 Comment
A Screensaver Interface Comes To Wayland

For those wishing to follow the development of Wayland Display Server, there's some new progress to report on. This time it's about supporting screensavers under Wayland.

22 November 2011 - Screensaver - 22 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tries For A Wayland Preview

While we're at least a year away from seeing the Wayland Display Server play any semi-serious role in the Ubuntu stack, for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS there may actually be an experimental Wayland preview session available.

3 November 2011 - New Update - 9 Comments
Intel Publishes New Wayland Documents

Intel's Juan Zhao has written and published some new documents on Wayland. In particular, a step-by-step guide for building and setting up Wayland under Ubuntu 11.04 and also a document briefly going over the Wayland architecture and API.

24 October 2011 - Documentation - Add A Comment
Wayland Reference Code Being Re-Licensed

A number of months ago I wrote about plans for some of the Wayland code to be re-licensed under the LGPLv2. That didn't happen and now Kristian is looking at a new license for the Wayland reference code.

20 September 2011 - Wayland-Demos - 20 Comments
Remote Wayland Server Project: Does It Work Yet?

With the 2011 Google Summer of Code, we now know how the Gallium3D OpenCL state tracker and morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA) turned out, but how did the remote display capabilities for the Wayland Display Server evolve over the summer? It's something that hasn't yet been reported about on Phoronix.

18 August 2011 - Nope - 3 Comments
Google Chrome Is Being Ported To Wayland

Besides the exciting news last week that KDE has drawn up plans for Wayland in 2012, there's more good news in the land of this next-generation display server: the Google Chrome/Chromium web-browser is being ported to run on Wayland.

12 August 2011 - Wayland Display Server - 7 Comments
A Handful Of Patches Arrive For Wayland

Since last month when reporting What's New In The Land Of Wayland, not much has changed. There's been a handful of commits pushed to the Git repositories and a few messages to the development list.

3 August 2011 - Wayland Display Server - 4 Comments

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