Wayland News Archives
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
XWayland DDX Based On GLAMOR Released

Code was published on Monday to xf86-video-wlglamor, a new X.Org DDX graphics driver that supports XWayland and provides hardware acceleration via the OpenGL-using GLAMOR library.

30 September 2013 - xf86-video-wlglamor - 3 Comments
Chromium Ported To Wayland, Now Working

Good Wayland news keeps coming! One day after GNOME 3.10 got aligned for good Wayland support, Intel has announced Ozone-Wayland as a way in which the Chromium web-browser now works on Wayland. Besides Chrome, the Content Shell works on Wayland too.

18 September 2013 - Good Wayland News - 34 Comments
Raspberry Pi Is Running Well On Wayland/Weston

The low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM development boards are running quite happily now with Wayland and using its Weston compositor. The performance is better than with an X.Org Server and Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton has called it the future of Linux desktop graphics.

18 September 2013 - Raspberry Pi - 50 Comments
GNOME Shell 3.10 Is Ready To Shine On Wayland

GNOME Shell 3.9.92 was released this morning as the GNOME Shell 3.10 release candidate. With this latest release of the core GNOME 3 user-interface, the Wayland branch has been merged!

17 September 2013 - GNOME 3.10 Wayland - 126 Comments
WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 Supports Wayland As A Target

WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 was released earlier this week by Igalia and among its changes include support for building this GNOME port of the WebKit rendering engine with Wayland as a target.

15 September 2013 - WebKitGTK+ 2.1.91 - 4 Comments

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