This week marks five years since Mark Shuttleworth shared with us Ubuntu intended to eventually switch to a Wayland-based environment for their Unity desktop rather than an X.Org Server... Most Phoronix readers know how that turned out.
Peter Hutterer is back to working on tablet protocol and support for Wayland/Weston. In this context, it's for drawing tablets like the popular Wacom hardware.
One month after the release of the Enlightenment 0.20 Alpha with much better Wayland support that led to the Wayland support from Enlightenment 0.19 being removed, the support continues to mature.
While there has been no major breakthroughs to report on lately, Intel's 01.org Wayland Ozone layer needed for Chromium/Chrome support on Wayland continues to be developed.
Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 1.1.0 as the newest feature update to this display-server/protocol-agnostic Linux input handling library.
This past week marked three years since the release of Wayland 1.0 while finally next year it's looking like the Wayland-powered Linux desktop landscape could be much more complete.
Wayland has been ported to DragonFlyBSD along with its Weston compositor!
While the Enlightenment developers were quick to implement Wayland support as an alternative to X11, with this week's v0.9.12 Enlightenment release it drops the Wayland support. However, this is just temporary and isn't much of a big deal.
With Wayland/Weston 1.9 having been released earlier this week, Wayland 1.10 is now under development and already there's been a lot of new code piling into the Weston compositor.
With Wayland 1.10 now open for development it's time to start looking out for interesting new patches providing new functionality for Wayland and Weston. One of the new patches so far is for making use of systemd notifications in the Wayland compositor.
With yesterday's release of Wayland 1.9, Wayland 1.10 is now under immediate development along with the Weston 1.10 reference compositor.
Bryce Harrington at Samsung has gone ahead and tagged for release Wayland 1.9.0 and Weston 1.9.0 as the reference compositor update.
Taking some time away from preparing the upcoming Wayland/Weston 1.9 release, Bryce Harrington at Samsung's Open-Source Group has written a blog post about the state of Wayland features and other ongoing work.
Wayland and its Weston reference compositor are up to their 1.9 release candidate.
Just days after the release of libinput 1.0 there is now out the first point release.
Bryce Harrington announced the 1.9 beta releases of Wayland and Weston today.
Last month VMware started publishing DRM kernel patches for handling OpenGL 3.3 inside their guest VMs, then released VMware Workstation 12 with the OpenGL 3 support, and now they've published the necessary Gallium3D driver changes.
Ubuntu developer Joel Leclerc has written a straw-man proposal for a non-windowing display server for Wayland.
At long last, libinput 1.0 has been released. Libinput is the input handling library commonly used by Wayland compositors and is optionally used in the X.Org world via the xf86-input-libinput driver and is starting to be used by the Ubuntu Mir display server.
While talk of libinput 1.0 has been happening since early this year for this input library used by Wayland and optionally Mir/X11, the release is finally coming together and the first release candidate is now available.
Sway is an open-source tiling window manager that supports Wayland and is fully-compatible with the i3 configuration files.
Bryce Harrington has announced the first alpha releases today for the upcoming Wayland 1.9 and Weston 1.9 releases.
With Wayland 1.9 coming next month and the feature freeze being imminent, the Linux DMA-BUF support for Wayland was pushed out this morning!
A proposal is out to release Wayland 1.9 and the Weston 1.9 compositor before the end of September.
While Libinput 1.0 was planned to happen around versions 0.13~0.14 of this input handling project for X.Org and Wayland (and Mir coming up too), we're now up to version 0.21, but it looks like 1.0 is finally coming up soon.
Work on wldbg was announced this week, a tool for debugging applications running on Wayland.
Besides LibreOffice running natively on Wayland, progress has been made this week on running Mozilla's Firefox web-browser natively on Wayland.
Libinput 0.20 was released last night and it's a big update with initial support for touchpad gestures.
Peter Hutterer released version 0.19 of Libinput, the input handling library relied upon by Wayland compositors and optionally by the X.Org Server via the specialized xf86-input-libinput driver.
For those closely following the work on Enlightenment, there's now work finally materializing in supporting XWayland.
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