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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

Wayland Gets A "Super" Repository For C.I.

The latest out of the Wayland development camp is a new, super CI repository setup by a Red Hat engineer that should make it easier to test out Wayland and its reference Weston compositor.
11 April 2012 - Wayland

Wayland Running Various GTK Applications

There's some more progress to report on with Wayland and Weston beyond the Wayland talks at last week's LF collab summit, including a video showing various GTK applications running within Wayland on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
9 April 2012 - Wayland Progress - 14 Comments

The Wayland Redux From This Week

Here's a Wayland/Weston redux on the information that's been brought up in the past few days concerning this next-generation Linux display server, including a new Wayland video.
7 April 2012 - And Weston - 3 Comments

An Experimental GNOME Shell Running On Wayland

On Wednesday of the 2012 LF Collaboration Summit, besides the X and Wayland integration talk, there was a second discussion concerning Wayland/Weston during a Tizen track. During this talk were a few tid-bits of interesting information revealed, such as an experimental GNOME 3.x desktop on Wayland.
5 April 2012 - GNOME 3.x Shell - 3 Comments

X/Wayland Is Coming Along Nicely, But Work Is Left

Keith Packard spoke on Wednesday of the 2012 Linux Foundation Collaboration concerning Wayland and its backwards compatibility support for X applications.
4 April 2012 - X-Wayland - 21 Comments

XWayland Updated Against X.Org Server 1.12

Kristian Høgsberg has pushed updated patches this morning for XWayland in the X.Org Server that re-base this work to the X.Org Server 1.12 series. He's also updated the XWayland support for the xf86-video-intel graphics driver. XWayland is the effort for allowing an X.Org Server to run as a Wayland client.
27 March 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments

Trying Out Wayland With Rebecca Black

For those that may have extra time this weekend and have been meaning to try out the experimental Wayland Display Server, one of the easiest ways to try out this eventual X.Org Server replacement is by using a Wayland LiveCD that's dubbed Rebecca Black. Besides including a recent snapshot of Wayland, it also integrates the support for various tool-kits and other applications.
25 March 2012 - Wayland LiveCD - 13 Comments

Whoops, There's A Big Problem For Wayland GTK+

It turns out there's a rather serious issue for some systems when having Wayland support within GTK+ exposed, which may hinder the Wayland GTK+ availability in the near-term.
18 March 2012 - Wayland - 53 Comments

Wayland's Weston Lands In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Landing today within Ubuntu's 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" repository is Weston, the reference compositor for the Wayland Display Server. Unfortunately, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't have a full-on Wayland preview as was originally hoped for last November.
13 March 2012 - Wayland Fun! - 11 Comments

Wayland Work Towards State Machine For Display Control

Tiago Vignatti on Friday published initial code seeking comments regarding a state machine for display control on the Wayland Display Server.
24 February 2012 - RFC Code

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