Wayland News Archives
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
Features Coming To Wayland, Weston 1.4

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.

25 December 2013 - Wayland 1.4 - 1 Comment
New Wayland Live CD Has A Lot Of Features

The oddly-named Wayland Live CD environment for checking out the next-generation Linux display stack has been updated. The Wayland Live CD ships with many enabled tool-kits, the latest Wayland code, Orbital and Hawaii support, KDE Frameworks Wayland programs, and other new native Wayland applications.

5 December 2013 - Rebecca Black OS - 26 Comments
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

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