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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

FreeRDS Back-End For Wayland's Weston Still Coming

A FreeRDS back-end compositor for Wayland's Weston is still under development, but it doesn't look like it will meet the deadline for the upcoming Wayland/Weston 1.4 release.
19 December 2013 - Under Development - 1 Comment

Wayland & Weston 1.4 Alpha Released

The first alpha test release of the upcoming Wayland 1.4 with Weston 1.4 reference compositor is now available for testing.
17 December 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.4 Alpha - 12 Comments

New Wayland Live CD Has A Lot Of Features

The oddly-named Wayland Live CD environment for checking out the next-generation Linux display stack has been updated. The Wayland Live CD ships with many enabled tool-kits, the latest Wayland code, Orbital and Hawaii support, KDE Frameworks Wayland programs, and other new native Wayland applications.
5 December 2013 - Rebecca Black OS - 26 Comments

Wayland Gets Improvements Inside Of Mesa

On Wednesday there was some Git activity surrounding the EGL/Wayland support inside Mesa.
5 December 2013 - Wayland Mesa - 1 Comment

FreeRDS Back-End Proposed For Weston

A FreeRDS-based Wayland Weston back-end has been published in early form.
4 December 2013 - FreeRDS

XDG-Shell Protocol Added For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg committed on Tuesday the initial XDG-Shell protocol support.
3 December 2013 - Wayland XDG-Shell - 6 Comments

DMA-BUF Protocol Proposed For Wayland

A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.
3 December 2013 - DMA-BUF Wayland

Wayland's Chrome "Ozone" Port Advances

One month ago marked the first release of a Wayland-based Chromium web-browser. Intel developers ported the "Ozone" windowing/UI abstraction layer to Wayland some months ago but they are continuing to refine it and adding in new features. A few new features were recently added to improve Google's software on Wayland.
3 December 2013 - Ozone-Wayland

XDG-Shell Patches Get Moving For Wayland

After a lot of mailing list discussions amongst developers that have a stake in Wayland and early patches sent out, the latest xdg-shell patches were formally distributed today on the developers' mailing list. The xdg-shell is a new protocol living outside of the core Wayland protocol.
27 November 2013 - xdg-shell - 5 Comments

Wayland's Weston Received New Features Yesterday

The Weston reference compositor to Wayland received a few more features yesterday in mainline Git.
20 November 2013 - Weston Features - 20 Comments

Going Indepth With Wayland Sub-Surfaces

A few days back I wrote about sub-surfaces coming to Wayland's protocol after being a Weston-only feature for several months. For those curious about this Wayland feature, developer behind the code has written about this new feature at length.
18 November 2013 - Wayland Support - 37 Comments

C++11 Wayland Wrapper Generator Published

Just earlier today I had written about Perl bindings coming for Wayland and now announced on Sunday afternoon is wlcppgen, a generator to generate a C++11 wrapper to the Wayland client-side protocols.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Client Protocol In C++11 - 10 Comments

Perl Bindings Come For Wayland

While the Perl scripting language normally isn't relied upon by Linux graphics driver developers, Perl bindings to Wayland have been published.
17 November 2013 - Wayland Perl - 6 Comments

Sub-Surfaces Support Added To Wayland Protocol

After the support has been within Wayland's Weston reference compositor for several months, developers have now added sub-surfaces support to the Wayland core protocol itself. Wayland sub-surfaces can make for efficient use of video players and windowed OpenGL games on Wayland.
16 November 2013 - Wayland Sub-Surfaces - 10 Comments

Alt-Tab Support, Exposay For Wayland's Weston

Interesting in the Wayland camp this week has been lots of discussions about the XDG-Shell proposal but besides that, a patch-set just appeared that finally adds alt-tab support to Wayland's Weston compositor and also updates the exposay feature.
15 November 2013 - Alt-Tab!!! - 18 Comments

A Common Input Device Library For Wayland

With the Wayland protocol the matter of handling input device processing is left up to the compositors themselves. To ease the development process and ensuring compositors have good input support, a common input device library has been proposed that compositors can utilize for handling their input events from the Linux kernel.
12 November 2013 - Common Input - 5 Comments

Video Showing Off Hawaii Desktop Running On Wayland

If you're curious about the state of the Qt5-powered Hawaii Desktop running natively on Wayland, a new video has been uploaded that nicely shows off this new Linux desktop alternative that's designed around Wayland.
11 November 2013 - Video - 20 Comments

Weston's Wayland Back-End Gets More Features

The Wayland back-end to Wayland's Weston compositor that allows for it to run inside existing compositors (i.e. nested compositing) has seen another round of improvements.
9 November 2013 - Wayland Back-End - 6 Comments

Mesa DRI PRIME Support Comes To Wayland

DRI PRIME that allows for secondary GPUs to provide rendering support to primary GPUs -- i.e. NVIDIA Optimus systems -- can now work under Wayland for allowing secondary GPUs to render games/applications even if they aren't the GPU used by the compositor.
7 November 2013 - DRI Wayland - 13 Comments

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