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Wayland News Archives

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

Chromium Browser Is Running Great On Wayland

For several months now Intel developers have been working on a new Ozone-Wayland project that allows Google's Chrome/Chromium browsers and other applications to work on Wayland. Google's Ozone component provides the windowing system / input abstraction layer that is where this implementation for Wayland is being plugged into. After much investment, the Chromium browser is now starting to run great with Wayland.
7 February 2014 - Ozone-Wayland - 15 Comments

GPU Offloading Support In Wayland Moves Along

Support for GPU offloading is making good progress in Wayland and building upon offloading improvements originally worked on for X.Org.
5 February 2014 - Wayland GPU Offloading - 5 Comments

Wayland Presentation Extension Updated

Pekka Paalanen has sent out the second version of his presentation extension for Wayland that can help with an improved video playback experience in the Wayland world.
30 January 2014 - Wayland Presentation Extension

Weston-Forked Libinput Is Moving Forward With Input

X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is moving forward with his work on libinput, a fork of the Weston input handling code into its own library so that it's independent of the compositor.
28 January 2014 - Libinput - 8 Comments

Orbital v0.1 Plug-In For Wayland's Weston Released

The developer behind the Orbital shell plug-in for Wayland's Weston has announced the projects first alpha release at version 0.1.
26 January 2014 - Orbita Plug-In - 2 Comments

Present Extension Comes To XWayland

Axel Davy has implemented support for the X.Org Server's new Present Extension within XWayland.
25 January 2014 - XWayland Present - 3 Comments

Wayland 1.4 Released With Many New Features

Wayland 1.4 has been released today along with the updated Weston reference compositor. The release is arriving a few days late but overall there are a lot of exciting improvements and new features to find with this major update that competes with the X.Org Server and Mir.
24 January 2014 - Wayland/Weston 1,4 - 5 Comments

SWC: A Wayland Compositor Framework

Announced today to Wayland developers was SWC, a new Wayland compositor framework designed to be taken advantage of by window managers targeting Wayland.
23 January 2014 - SWC Library - 1 Comment

Wayland/Weston 1.4 Release Candidate Announced

The release date for Wayland 1.4 slipped by one week but out now is the first release candidate for Wayland 1.4 and its reference Weston compositor ahead of the final planned release this Thursday.
20 January 2014 - Wayland/Weston 1.4 - 7 Comments

DRI3 Support For XWayland Published

Early patches for implementing DRI3 and the X Present extension within the XWayland compatibility layer for X.Org applications on Wayland are now available.
16 January 2014 - DRI3 + X Present - 1 Comment

Wayland's Orbital Shell Is Still Under Development

Several months ago I wrote about Orbital as a new shell for Wayland's Weston. While not much has been widely heard about the shell plug-in since that point, it's still under development and this week more patches landed.
10 January 2014 - Orbital Shell - 10 Comments

Alt-Tab Will Return To Wayland's Weston 1.5

Alt-tab support was removed from Wayland's Weston compositor last week, but it's set to reappear in the Wayland/Weston 1.5 release in a few months time. New alt-tab code has already been proposed.
9 January 2014 - Alt-Tab Support - 24 Comments

Linaro Continues Working On Wayland DMA-BUF

While Linaro has strong ties to the Ubuntu community, Linaro developers continue to be working on Wayland over Mir and a developer has now published the latest revision to Wayland's DMA-BUF support.
8 January 2014 - Wayland DMA-BUF - 1 Comment

Wayland PRIME Support Revived For Mesa

Back in November there was experimental DRI PRIME support for Wayland via a set of Mesa graphics driver patches. Those patches have now been revived for multi-GPU rendering support.
5 January 2014 - Wayland PRIME Mesa

XWayland Rebased, Fixed Up For X Server 1.15

Kristian Høgsberg has updated the XWayland code against the latest upstream X.Org Server.
3 January 2014 - XWayland Improvements - 10 Comments

Wayland's Weston Was Rapidly On The Rise This Year

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

Termistor: A New Tabbed Wayland Terminal

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

Qt & Wayland-Powered Hawaii 0.2 Desktop Released

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

Features Coming To Wayland, Weston 1.4

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

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