The state of the GTK+ tool-kit for the Wayland Display Server is now ready for day-to-day use.
Yesterday I reported on Wayland and Weston being forked as "GH-Next" as a new project that sought to drive new Linux desktop innovations. Now today, enter Northfield/Norwood.
Wayland and Weston along with other key branches like GTK+ and QtWayland have been forked by an independent developer under the "GH-Next" project name.
A new release of the VA-API library supports the Wayland 1.0 protocol.
Canonical's Christopher Halse Rogers has blogged some more about their views on the Mir Display Server and its design relative to X11/X.Org and Wayland.
Enlightenment is starting to take shape on Wayland with its own compositor.
For those using Wayland's Weston compositor with the stock shell, a patch was proposed today for implementing "bubbles list" style notifications.
Aside from window minimizing and maximizing support, another feature missing from Wayland/Weston has been an easy way to change resolutions and other display functionality that up until recently was handled via XRandR, the X Resize and Rotate extension. Now Weston has received a similar port.
Support for minimize and maximize requests is still being worked on the for the Wayland protocol. Yes, this is to allow windows to be minimized or maximized within the Wayland environment.
The XBMC media player now has experimental code for running atop the Wayland Display Server.
The branch of the GTK+ tool-kit being used for introducing support for client side decorations is being prepped for review and ultimately being merged to mainline.
In addition to X.Org and Wayland developers criticizing Canonical on Google+ about the Mir display server, there was a colorful discussion about this new open-source project on the Wayland IRC channel.
There's now a Wayland compositor that's based upon FreeRDP, the open-source implementation of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol.
Kristian Høgsberg has published initial support for Wayland to support buffer sharing that's compatible with PRIME/DMA_BUF.
Kristian Høgsberg has proposed patches to Wayland and the Weston compositor for implementing pointer locks. Pointer locks allow for applications to lock the pointer so they receive relative inputs, which can improve the handling of some games running on Wayland.
The Dolphin emulator for the Nintendo GameCube has been ported to function as a Wayland client. Dolphin now works as a Wayland client and it also supports threaded EGL/GLSL. This is also quite likely the first game-related software that works either under X11 or Wayland/Weston using the same application binary.
While upstream Wayland developers are just concerning themselves with Linux support and are exclusively focusing their development efforts on taking advantage of the best Linux APIs and functionality, a developer has begun proposing patches that begin to work on FreeBSD support.
Kristian Høgsberg has shared that he's been working on some code that's ultimately a Software Development Kit (SDK) for dealing with Wayland's Weston compositor.
In conjunction with XWayland, Wayland's Weston reference compositor can now handle full-screen X windows.
Taking place in Canberra, Australia last week was Linux.Conf.Au. The videos from LCA 2013 have now been uploaded and one of the talks likely to excite Phoronix readers is Daniel Stone's perspective of X.Org and Wayland.
With the Green Island Compositor, the Hawaii Desktop is looking to be the very first Wayland-friendly desktop environment for Linux.
A number of improvements to QtWayland have been merged this month, primarily around the Client Side Decorations support and other functionality needed for proper support of this likely X11 Server successor.
While in December Canonical said they wouldn't fix GTK+ support for Wayland, earlier this month they decided they would enable the Wayland back-end for GTK+ in Ubuntu 13.04. That change has now been made and Ubuntu's GTK+ tool-kit will function in a Wayland environment.
Wayland 1.0.4 was released this week along with an adjoining update to its Weston reference compositor. Separately, a new patch-set has emerged for supporting per-output workspaces.
The Android back-end for Wayland's Weston compositor is being dropped thereby losing support for Google's mobile operating system on Wayland.
A set of seven patches published today allow Wayland's Weston compositor with its DRM back-end to support rendering through Pixman.
An FBDEV-based compositor back-end for Wayland's Weston has been published. This back-end allows for Wayland's Weston to run on a Linux frame-buffer device while the graphics rendering is done using Pixman and input is handled through evdev.
The code to wayland-java has now been made public, which is a project that provides Java bindings to the Wayland back-end library. This Java support will be useful for Wayland support on Google's Android mobile platform.
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.
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.
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