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Wayland News Archives

X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward

While many view Wayland as the future of the Linux desktop, the X.Org Server shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon as beyond needing it for legacy X11 applications, there's still much innovation happening within the conventional xorg-server as shown by the progress it's made in 2014.
28 December 2014 - Much Progress - 4 Comments

Collabora Looks To Add DMA-BUF Protocol To Wayland

Collabora developers are looking at adding a generic DMA-BUF protocol to Wayland, which could benefit media players and other applications.
13 December 2014 - DMA-BUF - 7 Comments

The Future Direction & Purpose Of Wayland's Weston Is Being Revisited

Pekka Paalanen, the Collabora developer who has effectively been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager with Kristian Høgsberg still being away from Wayland development, is seeking some discussion from Wayland developers about their intended view of Wayland's Weston compositor and what direction it should take moving forward.
8 December 2014 - Weston - 72 Comments

Libinput 0.7 Gets Closer To Parity With X Input Stack

Libinput 0.7 is now available and this input library used by Wayland and other environments is nearly at feature parity to the current X Server based input stack.
5 December 2014 - libinput 0.7 - 6 Comments

IVI Shell Merged Into Wayland's Weston

Are you ready to run a reference Weston compositor implementation in your car?
4 December 2014 - Wayland Weston - 4 Comments

Relative Pointer Motion Patches Published For Wayland's Weston

First person shooter gamers can rejoice that relative pointer motion is being worked out for Wayland's Weston compositor.
2 December 2014 - Relative Pointers - 42 Comments

Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version

There hasn't been much in the way of exciting Wayland/Weston developments to report on this month, but its development is continuing in its usual manner. Out today is another version of the Weston IVI Shell as it still works to being accepted upstream.
27 November 2014 - Weston In Cars

NEMO-UX Shell Is A Futuristic, Multi-User Wayland Experience

Demonstrated at the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ACM ITS) event in Dresden, Germany the past few deays was the "NEMOSHELL" that looks like a futuristic user experience supported by Wayland.
18 November 2014 - NEMOSHELL - 22 Comments

Wayland Live CD ISOs Updated

Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.
15 November 2014 - RBL

The Latest Wayland Work: Making Libweston

One of the latest patch-sets proposed in the Wayland world is forming libweston, which would allow more of the Weston reference compositor code to be used by other Wayland compositors.
7 November 2014 - libweston - 10 Comments

Enlightenment's New Wayland Compositor Code Is Now Functional, Supports XDG-Shell

While Enlightenment E19 has significant Wayland improvements, it looks like E20 will be even better with regard to Wayland support.
1 November 2014 - e-comp-wl - 9 Comments

Wayland Live CD Updated With New Capabilities, A SDL2 Wayland Game

Rebecca Black OS, what's become the most common Linux Live CD/USB environment for showing off Wayland progress and various Wayland-related features for the Linux desktop, is out in updated form. The revised Rebecca Black OS spins offer various new features and are riding off the very latest Wayland code.
28 October 2014 - Rebecca Black OS - 9 Comments

LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security

When X.Org Foundation board member Martin Peres isn't busy hacking on the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver, he's often focusing on software security related work through his studies. One of his recent endeavors in trying to improve Linux security is working on a library for Wayland Security Modules (libWSM) to support security decision making on Wayland-based graphic stacks.
10 October 2014 - WSM - 29 Comments

The Limitations Of Wayland On Fedora 21

With Fedora 21 there's the GNOME 3.14 Wayland session that's starting to become day-to-day usable but isn't yet complete. There's also a long list of known applications that don't yet play well outside of X11 and other shortcomings.
9 October 2014 - Fedora 21 - 16 Comments

Wayland Presentation Extension Added To Weston

Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has landed the new presentation extension for Wayland that currently is living within the Weston compositor code-base until it's fully vetted.
30 September 2014 - Presentation - 4 Comments

There's Wayland Changes Needed Before GNOME Will Be 100% Ported

With yesterday's GNOME 3.14 release the Wayland support is considered sufficient for day-to-day use running the GNOME stack on Wayland rather than an X11 Server on Linux. However, the GNOME developers don't consider this to be "100% complete" yet and there's still some more work needed to be cleared up on the Wayland side.
25 September 2014 - GNOME on Wayland - 15 Comments

Libinput Is Great & Improves Linux Input Handling

With Weston 1.6 release the libinput library is now used by default for handling input. Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has written a lengthy blog post to explain the need for libinput and how it's improving device input on Linux.
24 September 2014 - libinput - 6 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience.
19 September 2014 - Wayland/Weston 1.6 - 10 Comments

Wayland Is Still In Ubuntu 14.10

While Canonical is putting all of its eggs with their Mir display server to fulfill their desktop convergence strategy and providing the next-generation Ubuntu display experience, Wayland isn't totally off-limits for users -- at least through Ubuntu 14.10.
13 September 2014 - Packaging - 28 Comments

Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released

The final release candidate of Wayland 1.6 along with the Weston reference compositor is now available for testing with hopes of officially releasing this quarterly update next week.
12 September 2014 - Wayland 1.6 - 10 Comments

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