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.
Last year work started on making libweston and now that work is being picked back up on making the Weston code-base useful to other Wayland compositors.
A new version of libinput is now available, the input handling library used by Wayland compositors, is being toyed around within the Mir world, and is also optionally used by the X.Org Server via its specialized DDX input driver.
Daniel Stone at Collabora has been working on atomic mode-setting support for Wayland's Weston compositor.
Developers at Samsung's open-source group have been working on a simple unit/integration test framework and test program. This new tool is dubbed "Waycheck" and will hopefully lead to promptly catching functional regressions/bugs.
While Wayland 1.8 was released last week, Wayland 1.8.1 was released today as a "brown paper bag" release.
Following the recent confusion over Wayland's actual license and the license text within the code not technically being correct, that text will be updated.
(X)Wayland has its first security notice today thanks to a discovery made by a Red Hat developer.
The reference Wayland Live CD with various Wayland software components enabled has been updated against Wayland/Weston 1.8 and other new code.
While libinput 0.16 was recently released, Libinput 0.17.0 has been released just a few days later to fix some outstanding issues.
Wayland 1.8 along with the adjoining Weston compositor update were released over the night by Bryce Harrington of Samsung.
The plans for Libinput 1.0 haven't yielded fruit yet, but libinput 0.16 is out this afternoon as the latest version of this input library used both by Wayland and X11 (and potentially Mir moving forward).
It turns out, Wayland's code license may have been slightly incorrect all these years and doesn't comply with the FSF / open-source definition.
Wayland 1.7.93 and Weston 1.7.93 are now available, a.k.a. the second release candidates to Wayland 1.8.
The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.
While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.
Axel Davy has added support to Mesa's EGL code for supporting DRM Render-Nodes and with that supporting DRI_PRIME when using Wayland.
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