Wayland News Archives
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
What's New In The Land Of Wayland?

It's been a few weeks since really mentioning the Wayland Display Server at Phoronix (the last time was in June when XWayland and xf86-video-wlshm were released). It's not because development of this next-generation Linux display server has stalled, but there's been some progress made and overall just the lower level of activity during the summer months.

15 July 2011 - Anything? - 9 Comments
A Tiny Wayland Compositor Emulates Four Displays

One of the Clutter tool-kit developers has announced a tiny Wayland compositor that was written and it provides support for multiple display emulation. This Wayland compositor is capable of emulating four displays and for now basically serves as a technical example.

20 May 2011 - Emulation - 5 Comments
Kicking Around The Wayland Display Server

The "still very experimental for the foreseeable future but promising" Wayland has been discussed more at UDS Budapest, on the mailing lists, and now this weekend in Berlin at LinuxTag.

14 May 2011 - Discussions - 2 Comments
Wayland, X.Org For Ubuntu's Future

Wayland was talked about this morning at the summit in Budapest. In particular, the outlook for Wayland in Ubuntu and Linaro. Separately, there's also X.Org notes from today's meetings.

10 May 2011 - Two Talks - 12 Comments
Client Side Decorations For Wayland

Besides OpenWF support in Wayland being talked about and on the roadmap, another item that's been hotly discussed the past couple of days is about client side decoration support for the Wayland Display Server.

7 May 2011 - Should They Be? - 41 Comments
Wayland Can Now Use Gallium3D Software Rendering

Besides the obvious requirements and demands of needing to design a display server that can fully replace the needs of the long-standing X Server, and making all the tool-kits and major software support running natively on Wayland, another inhibitor to Wayland's adoption has been its graphics driver requirements. In particular, Wayland requires kernel mode-setting, EGL (in place of a DRI2 requirement), in-kernel memory management (GEM), and 3D acceleration.

25 April 2011 - No Hardware Acceleration - 10 Comments
Another Benefit To Wayland: Its Screensaver

When Mark Shuttleworth announced last year that Ubuntu will eventually deploy Wayland instead of an X.Org Server with their new Unity Desktop, there were many mixed reactions. There were many Phoronix enthusiasts excited since this means replacing ancient X11 code with a brand new code-base designed around modern graphics technologies that takes advantage of KMS, OpenGL, etc. Others, however, were less excited since Wayland is still a work-in-progress. While Wayland has come a long way in recent months, it's still not as full-featured as an X.Org Server, but the features coming are beginning to trump the current capabilities of the X stack.

5 April 2011 - It Will Be Better Than X - 17 Comments
A Hot-Replace Server For Wayland Is Proposed

While proposals for this year's Google Summer of Code is quickly coming to an end, there's been a last minute proposal for the Wayland Display Server. This proposal is to work on a hot-replace server.

4 April 2011 - GSoC Love - 18 Comments
A Research Project For KDE's KWin On Wayland

Martin Gräßlin has been making some very interesting advancements to KWin in the past year or so, after having issues with open-source Mesa drivers, this German developer has made this compositing window manager for the KDE Plasma desktop run on OpenGL ES 2.0 and even optional support for OpenGL 3.x. He wouldn't mind some help though, so this summer for KDE's involvement in Google's Summer of Code he has proposed three fairly interesting projects, two of which benefit KWin on Wayland.

28 March 2011 - Google Summer of Code - 3 Comments

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