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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristian Høgsberg has announced the 1.0.2 releases of Wayland along with the Weston reference compositor.
For those wanting to bring Wayland to proprietary/embedded platforms, Pekka Paalanen has written a long and detailed technical post about doing so.
The first point release of Wayland 1.0 is now available for those interested in this next-generation display server environment.
The XWayland LiveCD has been updated to support XWayland on top of the Wayland 1.0 code-base.
Kristian Høgsberg has now branched the Wayland and Weston code-bases for the 1.0 series.
Pekka Paalanen has published initial patches that allow Wayland's Weston reference compositor to run from the popular low-cost Raspberry Pi ARM computer.
Daniel Stone has updated the XWayland patches for supporting X.Org/X11 applications on Wayland.
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.
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.
The Wayland Linux Live CD distribution, a.k.a. the Rebecca Black OS, has been updated for the Wayland/Weston 1.0 release.
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.
Wayland 1.0 along with the reference Weston 1.0 reference compositor were officially released on Monday.
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.
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.
For those curious about the size of the X11 API in relation to Wayland, it's about fifteen times bigger.
Wayland v0.99.0 was released yesterday evening along with a matching version of the reference Weston compositor. The planned Wayland 1.0 release is penciled in for next week Monday, 22 October.
David Herrmann has posted patches for implementing error recovery within the Wayland client library.
The release of Wayland 1.0 is expected to happen next week. Originally it was set to happen this week, but there's some last minute API and protocol changes.
For those wanting to use the GStreamer multimedia framework on Wayland while leveraging VA-API for video hardware acceleration, here's some setup information from Intel.
Igalia has accelerated WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany to work atop Wayland with the reference Weston compositor.
Taking a brief break from his direct work on Wayland, Kristian Høgsberg has published his "Render Nodes" work for DRM2 following the recent DRM2 proposal.
The latest achievement within the Wayland camp is wlterm, a native terminal emulator.
Kristian Høgsberg spoke this week at XDC2012 about Wayland and Weston. Here's a short recap plus some videos that include new demos of this promising project.
Proper support for running the KDE desktop on Wayland still won't happen for a while.
For those interested in Wayland, Qt, and 3D, there's an interesting new Wayland compositor out in the wild. This compositor renders a 3D maze using Qt and brings in some Wolfenstein 3D elements while allowing Wayland surfaces to be rendered on the walls.
Weston Control is a new program for Wayland's reference compositor that uses a new wl_control protocol for controlling surfaces. The weston-control program can then be scripted for automatically moving windows, rotating windows, resizing surfaces, and much more.
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