Wayland News Archives
Wayland's Chrome "Ozone" Port Advances

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 - Add A Comment
XDG-Shell Patches Get Moving For 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
Going Indepth With Wayland Sub-Surfaces

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
C++11 Wayland Wrapper Generator Published

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 - 11 Comments
Perl Bindings Come For Wayland

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
Sub-Surfaces Support Added To Wayland Protocol

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
Alt-Tab Support, Exposay For Wayland's Weston

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
A Common Input Device Library For Wayland

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
Mesa DRI PRIME Support Comes To Wayland

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
Improvements Coming To Weston's Wayland Back-End

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
Weston Works Towards Runtime-Switchable Renderers

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
DirectFB Support Lets Weston Run On More Hardware

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 - Add A Comment
New XWayland API Proposed For Better Performance

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
Chromium On Wayland "Ozone" Continues

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 - Add A Comment
Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active

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
You Can Now Run GNOME Shell Wayland On Fedora 20

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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