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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

The State Of Wayland Support With KDE Frameworks 5, Plasma Next

Martin Gräßlin has written a new blog post about "KDE5" and Wayland.
10 March 2014 - KF5 - 60 Comments

Wayland Prime Gets Revised A Third Time

DRI PRIME support for Wayland is currently undergoing a third round of developer review for bringing GPU offloading support outside of the X.Org Server world.
7 March 2014 - DRI PRIME - 2 Comments

Intel Works On RandR Implementation For Wayland's Weston

The latest work by Intel employees on Wayland is adding an RandR protocol, similar to the X RandR protocol, to the Weston compositor.
27 February 2014 - RandR - 19 Comments

Libinput Library For Wayland & Co Sees Its First Release

The first official release has been made of libinput, the library for handling input devices for display servers and applications, and allows for easier input handling by new Wayland compositors.
26 February 2014 - libinput 0.1

Weston Work Still Ongoing For A Fullscreen Shell Protocol

For a while now there's been work happening to come up with a fullscreen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston to address some interesting use-cases. With this protocol, clients run entirely full-screen as the only client exposed to the user.
26 February 2014 - Fullscreen Shell Protocol

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