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Wayland's Weston Is Past 90,000 Lines

With the release of Wayland 1.5 being imminent, here's some fresh development statistics for its active Weston compositor.
19 May 2014 - Weston - 4 Comments

Wayland 1.5 With Weston 1.5 Is Coming In A Few Days

Two weeks after the first release candidate of Wayland 1.5, the second release candidate of Wayland 1.5 with the Weston 1.5 compositor is now available. If all goes well, the official Wayland/Weston 1.5 release will happen in the next few days.
13 May 2014 - Wayland 1.5 - 3 Comments

Wayland 1.5 Appears To Be In Great Shape

The 1.5 release of Wayland and the Weston compositor is imminent and this release appears to be particularly good.
8 May 2014 - Wayland 1.5 - 19 Comments

Wayland 1.5 Release Candidate Is Out There

The first version 1.5 release candidates of Wayland and the Weston compositor are now available.
1 May 2014 - Wayland 1.5 - 4 Comments

Red Hat Developers Propose Wayland For Fedora 21

After being an optional, experimental feature in Fedora 20, Wayland with GNOME 3.14 might be getting ready to take on the default Fedora 21 desktop.
29 April 2014 - Fedora 21 - 37 Comments

GNOME Developer Adds Tablet Support To Wayland's Libinput

The libinput library that's a generic means of handling Linux input devices so the support can be standardized and shared amongst other Wayland compositors and other possible "clients", now has patches for tablet support.
21 April 2014 - Libinput - 6 Comments

Maynard: A Lightweight Wayland Desktop

Collabora has publicly announced this morning Maynard, a new Wayland-based shell that's lightweight and should work great for the Raspberry Pi.
16 April 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 17 Comments

GNOME Aims To Get Mutter-Wayland Running With LLVMpipe

There's a set of new Mesa patches for turning Mesa's swrast driver into supporting DRI2 with GBM/DRM support in order to support running GNOME's Mutter-Wayland compositor on a software-based graphics stack within virtual machines.
12 April 2014 - Testing

Intel Developers Continue Work On The Weston RandR Protocol

Intel developers continue experimenting with a Resize and Rotate protocol extension for Wayland's Weston compositor that was originally designed for the X.Org Server.
8 April 2014 - RandR - 8 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.5 Gear Up To Be Released

Wayland 1.5 along with the Weston 1.5 compositor upgrade should be released in the weeks ahead.
8 April 2014 - Wayland 1.5 - 3 Comments

Weston Gains Support For Using The New XWayland DDX

Wayland's reference compositor Weston now has support for using the new XWayland DDX support that was merged into the X.Org Server.
7 April 2014 - XWayland - 5 Comments

Learning More About XWayland

Initial XWayland support was merged for X.Org Server 1.16 this week.
6 April 2014 - XWayland - 2 Comments

Wayland Gains Fullscreen Shell, Screen Sharing Support

Wayland's Weston compositor has picked up support for the much talked about full-screen shell protocol.
4 April 2014 - Weston - 2 Comments

Ozone-Wayland Release Adds Virtual Keyboard, Touch Support

Intel developers have out a new Ozone-Wayland release, their platform work that allows Google's Chromium browser to natively run on Wayland. Besides updating this Wayland Chromium support, there's also an interesting IVI demo to show.
26 March 2014 - Chromium on Wayland - 2 Comments

Intel Revises The Weston RandR Protocol

Earlier in the month an Intel developer published an initial RandR-like protocol for Wayland's Weston. That proposed protocol has now been revised following much feedback from developers.
24 March 2014 - RandR - 5 Comments

Wayland Live CD Updated -- Pulls In New Code, Features

The developer behind the Rebecca Black OS that is a Wayland Live DVD shipping with all of the experimental Wayland and Weston code along with other Wayland-ported apps, has seen a major update in time for weekend testing.
22 March 2014 - Rebecca Black OS - 7 Comments

RadeonSI Gets Fixed Up For XWayland With WLGLAMOR

Michel Dänzer landed a fix on Monday for those users of the RadeonSI driver (the open-source Linux driver for the HD 7000 series and newer) when using XWayland in conjunction with the specialized GLAMOR driver.
18 March 2014 - XWayland - 1 Comment

Weston's Full-Screen Shell Protocol Revised Again

The full-screen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston compositor will allow for features like splash screens and terminal emulators as simple full-screen clients, but the code is still being revised ahead of its hopeful merger.
18 March 2014 - Fullscreen Shell - 13 Comments

Weston Gets Tailored For Tizen IVI, Car Makers Fond Of Wayland

Patches are continuing to be reviewed and refined for introducing weston-ivi-shell, a reference shell for Wayland's Weston compositor within the world of In-Vehicle Infotainment systems, primarily for Tizen.
17 March 2014 - In-Vehicle Infotainment - 2 Comments

Wayland's Weston Can Now Be Built With A Libinput Back-End

The latest Weston code finally adds support for building this reference Wayland compositor with support for a libinput-based input device back-end.
13 March 2014 - Libinput - 5 Comments

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