Wayland News Archives
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
Just earlier today I had written about Perl bindings coming for Wayland and now announced on Sunday afternoon is wlcppgen, a generator to generate a C++11 wrapper to the Wayland client-side protocols.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Client Protocol In C++11 - 10 Comments
While the Perl scripting language normally isn't relied upon by Linux graphics driver developers, Perl bindings to Wayland have been published.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Perl - 6 Comments
After the support has been within Wayland's Weston reference compositor for several months, developers have now added sub-surfaces support to the Wayland core protocol itself. Wayland sub-surfaces can make for efficient use of video players and windowed OpenGL games on Wayland.
16 November 2013 - Wayland Sub-Surfaces - 10 Comments
Interesting in the Wayland camp this week has been lots of discussions about the XDG-Shell proposal but besides that, a patch-set just appeared that finally adds alt-tab support to Wayland's Weston compositor and also updates the exposay feature.
15 November 2013 - Alt-Tab!!! - 18 Comments
With the Wayland protocol the matter of handling input device processing is left up to the compositors themselves. To ease the development process and ensuring compositors have good input support, a common input device library has been proposed that compositors can utilize for handling their input events from the Linux kernel.
12 November 2013 - Common Input - 5 Comments
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