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Ubuntu 13.04 Will Enable Wayland Support In GTK+

While Canonical developers previously said they "won't fix" GTK+ support for Wayland in Ubuntu, the matter has now changed. It looks like Ubuntu 13.04 will be able to handle GTK+ applications on Wayland.
9 January 2013 - GTK+ Wayland Support - 24 Comments

A Software-Based Pixman Renderer For Wayland's Weston

There hasn't been too many new Wayland/Weston developments to report on recently, but being published this weekend for review and comments is a new Pixman renderer for Weston. This Pixman renderer allows for pure software rendering with the Weston reference compositor and adds MIT-SHM support to the X11 back-end.
6 January 2013 - Pixman Renderer - 10 Comments

XWayland Is Still Being Worked On

While released yesterday was X.Org Server 1.14 RC1, there won't be XWayland support for this next X.Org Server release due out in Q2'2013. However, XWayland support continues to be worked on by Wayland developers so X.Org applications/games can be supported.
20 December 2012 - XWayland - 6 Comments

Canonical "Won't Fix" GTK+ Wayland For Ubuntu

While there has been a Wayland back-end within GTK+ 3.x, Canonical won't be enabling the Wayland support within their GTK+ tool-kit package anytime soon.
17 December 2012 - GTK Wayland Support - 51 Comments

Wayland 1.0.3 Released, Plans For Wayland 1.2

Wayland 1.0.3 along with an adjoining Weston Compositor update were released on Friday. At the same time, Kristian Høgsberg has begun expressing plans for Wayland 1.2 as the next major release.
15 December 2012 - Wayland 1.2 - 4 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.0.2 Released

Kristian Høgsberg has announced the 1.0.2 releases of Wayland along with the Weston reference compositor.
30 November 2012 - Wayland 1.0.2 - 1 Comment

Bringing Wayland To Proprietary Platforms

For those wanting to bring Wayland to proprietary/embedded platforms, Pekka Paalanen has written a long and detailed technical post about doing so.
21 November 2012 - How-To

Wayland 1.0.1 Has Been Released

The first point release of Wayland 1.0 is now available for those interested in this next-generation display server environment.
20 November 2012 - Wayland 1.0.1 - 4 Comments

The Wayland LiveCD Now Supports XWayland

The XWayland LiveCD has been updated to support XWayland on top of the Wayland 1.0 code-base.
11 November 2012 - XWayland Live - 3 Comments

Wayland 1.0 With Weston Has Been Branched

Kristian Høgsberg has now branched the Wayland and Weston code-bases for the 1.0 series.
10 November 2012 - Weston Too

Wayland's Weston Brought To The Raspberry Pi

Pekka Paalanen has published initial patches that allow Wayland's Weston reference compositor to run from the popular low-cost Raspberry Pi ARM computer.
7 November 2012 - Weston - 1 Comment

XWayland Gets Updated

Daniel Stone has updated the XWayland patches for supporting X.Org/X11 applications on Wayland.
7 November 2012 - XWayland - 9 Comments

What Wayland's Development Looks Like

With the recent release of Wayland 1.0, here's a visualization that looks back on the development of Wayland/Weston going back to 2008 when it was born as a small project by Kristian Høgsberg at Red Hat.
3 November 2012 - Wayland

X.Org, Wayland Plans For Ubuntu 13.04 Are Drawn

The general X.Org discussion during the Ubuntu Developer Summit was held today to discuss X.Org/Wayland expectations for the Ubuntu 13.04 release.
1 November 2012 - X.Org, Wayland - 5 Comments

The Wayland Linux Live CD Gets Updated

The Wayland Linux Live CD distribution, a.k.a. the Rebecca Black OS, has been updated for the Wayland/Weston 1.0 release.
28 October 2012 - Wayland Live CD - 11 Comments

Green Island: A New Qt-Based Wayland Compositor

Less than one day after the official release of Wayland 1.0 there is a new Wayland compositor that emerges. This new compositor for Wayland is dubbed "Green Island" and leverages Qt, QtQuick, and QML for creating a new and unique Linux desktop experience.
23 October 2012 - Green Island - 32 Comments

Wayland 1.0 Officially Released

Wayland 1.0 along with the reference Weston 1.0 reference compositor were officially released on Monday.
22 October 2012 - Wayland 1.0 - 33 Comments

With Wayland 1.0, A Large TODO List Remains

Wayland 1.0 will be released as soon as today, but this doesn't mark the death of X11 and Wayland beginning to secure major traction on the Linux desktop.
22 October 2012 - Wayland TODO List - 4 Comments

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

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