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Wayland News Archives

Wayland On Android Is Continuing To Come Along

The Wayland port for Google's Android platform is continuing to be hacked on by Collabora. Here's some new details.
20 June 2012 - Display Server - 10 Comments

Wayland Gets Support For Animated Cursors

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.
16 June 2012 - New Features - 7 Comments

Canonical Posts More Wayland Patches

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.
15 June 2012 - Canonical - 10 Comments

X.Org Applications On Wayland Are Working

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.
13 June 2012 - Almost Ready - 16 Comments

Wayland Can Now Handle Virtual Workspaces

As the latest Wayland progress, patches have emerged so that the reference Weston compositor can handle virtual workspaces.
12 June 2012 - Well, Weston - 14 Comments

New Feature To Wayland's Weston: A Clock

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.
9 June 2012 - Weston Clock - 11 Comments

Chromium Aura Under Wayland Published

Intel has published their latest Wayland goodness: the code for Google's Chromium based on Aura under Wayland.
7 June 2012 - It's There - 3 Comments

VA-API In Wayland Is About Ready For Videos

The VA-API video acceleration support for Wayland and Weston appears about ready.
5 June 2012 - VA-API - 4 Comments

The Android Back-End For Wayland's Weston

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.
31 May 2012 - Wayland-droid - 8 Comments

Wayland's Weston Now Supports Video Capturing

Wayland's Weston reference compositor now has built-in support for video capturing.
29 May 2012 - Wayland - 5 Comments

Wayland's Weston Running On Android

Wayland's reference compositor, a.k.a. Weston, is now running on Google's Android.
24 May 2012 - Wayland-Weston - 4 Comments

Canonical Makes Rare X.Org/Wayland Contribution

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.
23 May 2012 - XWayland - 9 Comments

Wayland Gains New Zoom, Transition Features

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.
21 May 2012 - Wayland-Weston - 1 Comment

Ubuntu System Compositor: Wayland Plug-In, Not Fork

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.
14 May 2012 - Plans - 19 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Grows Ambitious Wayland Plans

A meeting at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland just ended concerning a Wayland-based system compositor for Ubuntu 12.10.
9 May 2012 - Ubuntu Wayland - 11 Comments

A Migration Guide From X11 To Wayland Brought Up

Brought up on the Wayland development list over the weekend was a migration guide for developers in moving from X11 support to Wayland/Weston.
7 May 2012 - Discussion - 2 Comments

First Signs Of Wayland Running On Android

A developer for Collabora has been bringing Wayland and the reference Weston compositor to Google's Android mobile Linux platform.
27 April 2012 - Wayland-droid? - 16 Comments

ADWC: A Tiling Window Manager For Wayland

There's now the first tiling manager for Wayland. Called ADWC, this open-source tiling manager can already start applications using XWayland. There's some videos showing off this Weston fork, including the Opera web-browser and KDE's KWrite running on Wayland.
22 April 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments

The Top Contributors To Wayland

Here's a look at the top contributors to the Wayland Display Server project and the related Weston reference compositor along with some other statistics to reflect its development history.
19 April 2012 - Wayland-Weston - 5 Comments

Wayland Support For Pinging, Fading Clients

Patches were published today that introduce pinging support for Wayland clients, in an attempt to determine if a client is dead or alive. Should a client not respond to the ping request, the Wayland client's surface is faded-out.
16 April 2012 - Dead Clients - 8 Comments

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