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Wayland News Archives

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

The Current State Of Wayland Compositor Security

X.Org Foundation Board of Director member and Nouveau developer, Martin Peres, has written about the state of security within Wayland compositors.
20 February 2014 - Wayland - 6 Comments

Wayland's Weston Adds Support For The Minimize Button

Wayland clients running on the Weston compositor now have support for the minimize button.
19 February 2014 - Weston Clients - 21 Comments

Wayland's Libinput Gets New Multi-Touch Touchpad

The generic input library (libinput) targeting Wayland now has a proper multi-touch touch-pad implementation.
17 February 2014 - libinput - 6 Comments

What It Takes To Port An X11 Application To Wayland

For those wondering what it entails in porting a program that previously depended upon X11 and its APIs to now working natively on Wayland without XWayland, here are some FOSDEM slides to check out.
13 February 2014 - Wayland - 48 Comments

Wayland Presentation Feedback Extension Moves Forward

The Wayland/Weston Presentation extension has been revised with presentation feedback support implemented.
11 February 2014 - Wayland - 2 Comments

What It Takes To Write A Wayland Compositor

For those curious about what it takes to write a standalone Wayland compositor and the challenges involved, two Enlightenment developers have shared their struggles and accomplishments in making Enlightenment a Wayland compositor.
10 February 2014 - Enlightenment - 10 Comments

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