Wayland News Archives
Wayland Support For Cursor Themes

After several interesting news items in recent days about Wayland, the latest is that Wayland/Weston now has support for cursor themes.

13 August 2012 - Ready For The Desktop! - 12 Comments
Mainlining XWayland To Be Discussed Next Month

XWayland, the implementation that allows for X11 applications to run inside Wayland by running a root-less X.Org Server, will be talked about next month for possible upstreaming in the X.Org Server.

11 August 2012 - XWayland - 10 Comments
Wayland Losing OpenWF Display Back-End

While an OpenWF back-end compositor for Wayland once provided hope that more hardware would work with Wayland whereby OpenWF Display drivers were available, the OpenWF support is being dropped already from the compositor.

1 August 2012 - OpenWF - 7 Comments
Wayland's Weston Gets Output Configuration File

Weston, the reference compositor to Wayland, now has support for output configuration from the Weston config file, i.e. the equivalent of configuring your output options with an X.Org Server from the xorg.conf.

31 July 2012 - Wayland Weston - 37 Comments
Binary Driver Blobs Aren't Yet Ready For Wayland

Aside from the Wayland/Weston 0.95 announcement, also being discussed in recent days on the Wayland development list has been support supporting the AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux binary graphics drivers under Wayland.

25 July 2012 - Wayland Fail - 78 Comments
Wayland Development Continues Picking Up

Now that there's been the latest development statistics on Mesa / Gallium3D and the X.Org Server, here's some fresh numbers concerning the development pace of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor.

5 July 2012 - Wayland/Weston - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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
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

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