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.
The latest work by Intel employees on Wayland is adding an RandR protocol, similar to the X RandR protocol, to the Weston compositor.
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.
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.
X.Org Foundation Board of Director member and Nouveau developer, Martin Peres, has written about the state of security within Wayland compositors.
Wayland clients running on the Weston compositor now have support for the minimize button.
The generic input library (libinput) targeting Wayland now has a proper multi-touch touch-pad implementation.
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.
The Wayland/Weston Presentation extension has been revised with presentation feedback support implemented.
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.
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.
Support for GPU offloading is making good progress in Wayland and building upon offloading improvements originally worked on for X.Org.
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.
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.
The developer behind the Orbital shell plug-in for Wayland's Weston has announced the projects first alpha release at version 0.1.
Axel Davy has implemented support for the X.Org Server's new Present Extension within XWayland.
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.
Announced today to Wayland developers was SWC, a new Wayland compositor framework designed to be taken advantage of by window managers targeting Wayland.
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.
Early patches for implementing DRI3 and the X Present extension within the XWayland compatibility layer for X.Org applications on Wayland are now available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristian Høgsberg has updated the XWayland code against the latest upstream X.Org Server.
After yesterday recapping Mesa's development this year and LLVM's growing development, up today are some statistics concerning Wayland and its Weston compositor this year from the Git side.
Giulio Camuffo has announced a new pet project he's been working on for Wayland: Termistor. The open-source Termistor is a drop-down, tabbed, terminal for Wayland.
An open-source Christmas present for Wayland users this year is the release of Hawaii 0.2.0, the fresh desktop powered by Qt5 and Wayland.
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.
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.
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