Wayland News Archives
Several months ago I wrote about Orbital as a new shell for Wayland's Weston. While not much has been widely heard about the shell plug-in since that point, it's still under development and this week more patches landed.
10 January 2014 - Orbital Shell - 10 Comments
Alt-tab support was removed from Wayland's Weston compositor last week, but it's set to reappear in the Wayland/Weston 1.5 release in a few months time. New alt-tab code has already been proposed.
9 January 2014 - Alt-Tab Support - 24 Comments
While Linaro has strong ties to the Ubuntu community, Linaro developers continue to be working on Wayland over Mir and a developer has now published the latest revision to Wayland's DMA-BUF support.
8 January 2014 - Wayland DMA-BUF - 1 Comment
Back in November there was experimental DRI PRIME support for Wayland via a set of Mesa graphics driver patches. Those patches have now been revived for multi-GPU rendering support.
5 January 2014 - Wayland PRIME Mesa
Kristian Høgsberg has updated the XWayland code against the latest upstream X.Org Server.
3 January 2014 - XWayland Improvements - 10 Comments
After yesterday recapping Mesa's development this year and LLVM's growing development, up today are some statistics concerning Wayland and its Weston compositor this year from the Git side.
27 December 2013 - Wayland/Weston Statistics - 9 Comments
Giulio Camuffo has announced a new pet project he's been working on for Wayland: Termistor. The open-source Termistor is a drop-down, tabbed, terminal for Wayland.
27 December 2013 - Termistor - 8 Comments
An open-source Christmas present for Wayland users this year is the release of Hawaii 0.2.0, the fresh desktop powered by Qt5 and Wayland.
25 December 2013 - Hawaii 0.2.0 - 8 Comments
Last week was marked by the first Wayland/Weston 1.4 Alpha release ahead of the planned general availability in January. For those that aren't up to date on all of the development activity, I've now had the time go through and highlight all of the major changes that landed in Git.
25 December 2013 - Wayland 1.4 - 1 Comment
A FreeRDS back-end compositor for Wayland's Weston is still under development, but it doesn't look like it will meet the deadline for the upcoming Wayland/Weston 1.4 release.
19 December 2013 - Under Development - 1 Comment
The first alpha test release of the upcoming Wayland 1.4 with Weston 1.4 reference compositor is now available for testing.
17 December 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.4 Alpha - 12 Comments
The oddly-named Wayland Live CD environment for checking out the next-generation Linux display stack has been updated. The Wayland Live CD ships with many enabled tool-kits, the latest Wayland code, Orbital and Hawaii support, KDE Frameworks Wayland programs, and other new native Wayland applications.
5 December 2013 - Rebecca Black OS - 26 Comments
On Wednesday there was some Git activity surrounding the EGL/Wayland support inside Mesa.
5 December 2013 - Wayland Mesa - 1 Comment
A FreeRDS-based Wayland Weston back-end has been published in early form.
4 December 2013 - FreeRDS
Kristian Høgsberg committed on Tuesday the initial XDG-Shell protocol support.
3 December 2013 - Wayland XDG-Shell - 6 Comments
A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.
3 December 2013 - DMA-BUF Wayland
One month ago marked the first release of a Wayland-based Chromium web-browser. Intel developers ported the "Ozone" windowing/UI abstraction layer to Wayland some months ago but they are continuing to refine it and adding in new features. A few new features were recently added to improve Google's software on Wayland.
3 December 2013 - Ozone-Wayland
After a lot of mailing list discussions amongst developers that have a stake in Wayland and early patches sent out, the latest xdg-shell patches were formally distributed today on the developers' mailing list. The xdg-shell is a new protocol living outside of the core Wayland protocol.
27 November 2013 - xdg-shell - 5 Comments
The Weston reference compositor to Wayland received a few more features yesterday in mainline Git.
20 November 2013 - Weston Features - 20 Comments
A few days back I wrote about sub-surfaces coming to Wayland's protocol after being a Weston-only feature for several months. For those curious about this Wayland feature, developer behind the code has written about this new feature at length.
18 November 2013 - Wayland Support - 37 Comments
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