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Wayland News Archives

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

Wayland's Fullscreen Shell Protocol Is Still Baking

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

Simple DMA-BUF Client Posted For Wayland's Weston

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

Remote Access Proposal For Wayland's Weston

RealVNC has proposed a new remote access interface for Wayland's Weston compositor to support remote desktop solutions like VNC, RDP, etc.
19 October 2013 - Wayland Weston - 11 Comments

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

A New Video Protocol Extension Sought For Wayland

Developers at Collabora have proposed a Wayland protocol extension for handling Wayland surfaces that work well for streaming videos.
16 October 2013 - Wayland Video Compositor - 8 Comments

Wayland Support Merged Into XBMC

As the latest good news for Wayland's adoption, the XBMC media player now has native Wayland support!
12 October 2013 - XBMC-Wayland - 19 Comments

Wayland & Weston 1.3 Have Been Released

While it's arriving late, the Wayland 1.3 release with the adjoining Weston 1.3 reference compositor is now available for your next-generation display server needs.
10 October 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.3 - 7 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 - 34 Comments

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

Wayland 1.3 Release Candidate 2 Arrives For Testing

The release of Wayland 1.3 and the reference Weston 1.3 compositor is near.
3 October 2013 - Wayland 1.3 - 22 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

The State Of Wayland, Weston (September 2013)

Kristian Høgsberg has provided a status update on the Wayland project and its associated Weston reference compositor.
28 September 2013 - Status Update - 11 Comments

Advancements Continue Around Wayland, GNOME

Red Hat's Christian Schaller has shared some more information about improvements happening in the GNOME/Fedora Wayland world.
24 September 2013 - Red Hat Update - 22 Comments

Wayland 1.3 Release Candidates Are Now Out

Kristian Høgsberg has put out the first test releases of the forthcoming Wayland 1.3 release and reference Weston compositor.
23 September 2013 - Wayland & Weston - 53 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

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