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Wayland News Archives

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

Wayland Announces... Weston Compositor

Kristian Høgsberg of Wayland fame has announced Weston for Wayland...
3 January 2012 - Rename - 1 Comment

Wayland Gets Full-Screen Mode-Setting Support

As a slightly belated Christmas gift, Juan Zhao of Intel has published a new Wayland Display Server patch-set for allowing full-screen mode-setting support.
30 December 2011 - Gaming On The Way? - 2 Comments

How-To: Run Your Qt Apps On Wayland Right Now

The plethora of Wayland news continues. Here's a guide on how to run Qt applications within the Wayland Display Server for those not waiting until the 2012 onslaught begins.
20 December 2011 - Run It Today

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: GBM Changes, Triple Buffering Support

There's some new year-end work going on in the land of Wayland following a mysterious event.
14 December 2011 - New Work - 3 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

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

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