Wayland News Archives
A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.
3 December 2013 - DMA-BUF Wayland
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
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
The Weston reference compositor to Wayland received a few more features yesterday in mainline Git.
20 November 2013 - Weston Features - 20 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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