Wayland News Archives
RadeonSI Gets Fixed Up For XWayland With WLGLAMOR

Michel Dänzer landed a fix on Monday for those users of the RadeonSI driver (the open-source Linux driver for the HD 7000 series and newer) when using XWayland in conjunction with the specialized GLAMOR driver.

18 March 2014 - XWayland - 1 Comment
Weston's Full-Screen Shell Protocol Revised Again

The full-screen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston compositor will allow for features like splash screens and terminal emulators as simple full-screen clients, but the code is still being revised ahead of its hopeful merger.

18 March 2014 - Fullscreen Shell - 13 Comments
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 - Add A Comment
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - 25 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 - Add A Comment

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