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Wayland News Archives

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

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

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