Wayland News Archives
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
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
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
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
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
The Green Island Wayland-based compositor that's part of the experimental Qt5-based Hawaii Desktop has been updated to version 0.1.91 after seeing a number of changes that morphs it from its original design.
3 November 2013 - Green Island 0.1.91
Kristian Høgsberg did a Halloween release yesterday of the Weston 1.3.1 compositor for Wayland.
1 November 2013 - Weston 1.3.1
The Wayland back-end to the Weston compositor allows Weston to run inside an existing Wayland compositor, i.e. a nested Weston scenario or running Weston atop a completely different Wayland compositor. A set of 11 patches were published Sunday night for making the Wayland back-end more on par with the X11 back-end.
28 October 2013 - Weston Nested - 5 Comments
The latest work on Wayland's Weston compositor is working in the direction of making it support run-time switchable renderers, such as between the OpenGL and Pixman renderers or theoretically different GL renderers.
25 October 2013 - Weston - 5 Comments
Wayland's Weston compositor can run on a wider range of systems with the yet-to-be-merged patches providing integration to run the display system on any DirectFB-enabled platform with OpenGL ES acceleration and without needing any vendor-specific hardware extensions.
25 October 2013 - Wayland's Weston
At the end of August there was a proposal for a Wayland System Compositor protocol but now those patches have been revised and are being put out as a new Wayland full-screen shell protocol.
24 October 2013 - Fullscreen Shell - 7 Comments
David Herrmann is out with a lot of new code this week. One of his interesting bits of code is the simple-dmabuf client for Wayland's Weston compositor.
22 October 2013 - simple-dmabuf - 15 Comments
RealVNC has proposed a new remote access interface for Wayland's Weston compositor to support remote desktop solutions like VNC, RDP, etc.
19 October 2013 - Wayland Weston - 11 Comments
A new XWayland API has been proposed for helping the X.Org drivers implement the ScheduleSwap event and for providing an efficient implementation of async swaps. The new interfaces for XWayland can avoid copies and thus provide real-world performance improvements.
17 October 2013 - XWayland API - 18 Comments
Developers at Collabora have proposed a Wayland protocol extension for handling Wayland surfaces that work well for streaming videos.
16 October 2013 - Wayland Video Compositor - 8 Comments
As the latest good news for Wayland's adoption, the XBMC media player now has native Wayland support!
12 October 2013 - XBMC-Wayland - 19 Comments
While it's arriving late, the Wayland 1.3 release with the adjoining Weston 1.3 reference compositor is now available for your next-generation display server needs.
10 October 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.3 - 7 Comments
Several weeks ago Intel developers announced the Ozone-Wayland project as a back-end for the Chromium web-browser to support running directly on Wayland without any X11 dependence. This wasn't just a code drop but Intel developers continue investing in this as an independent project for letting the Google web-browser run great on Wayland/Weston.
7 October 2013 - Ozone-Wayland - 34 Comments
While there's been a lot of Wayland announcements recently, there hasn't been much news on the Wayland-powered Qt5-based Hawaii desktop that's part of the Maui project. Though they have hit a roadblock in their "Green Island" Wayland compositor, the desktop shell continues to move forward with new features and functionality.
7 October 2013 - Hawaii Project - 5 Comments
The GNOME 3.10 Wayland Tech Preview for Fedora 20 is nearing reality. While there wasn't the Wayland tech preview ready for the recent Fedora 20 Alpha, with the latest Fedora packages it's now possible to run the updated GNOME stack atop Wayland without the use of an X.Org Server.
3 October 2013 - Fedora 20 Wayland - 14 Comments
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