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Wayland News Archives

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 - 24 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

XWayland Rebased, Fixed Up For X Server 1.15

Kristian Høgsberg has updated the XWayland code against the latest upstream X.Org Server.
3 January 2014 - XWayland Improvements - 10 Comments

Wayland's Weston Was Rapidly On The Rise This Year

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.
27 December 2013 - Wayland/Weston Statistics - 9 Comments

Termistor: A New Tabbed Wayland Terminal

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.
27 December 2013 - Termistor - 8 Comments

Qt & Wayland-Powered Hawaii 0.2 Desktop Released

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.
25 December 2013 - Hawaii 0.2.0 - 8 Comments

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

FreeRDS Back-End For Wayland's Weston Still Coming

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.
19 December 2013 - Under Development - 1 Comment

Wayland & Weston 1.4 Alpha Released

The first alpha test release of the upcoming Wayland 1.4 with Weston 1.4 reference compositor is now available for testing.
17 December 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.4 Alpha - 12 Comments

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 Gets Improvements Inside Of Mesa

On Wednesday there was some Git activity surrounding the EGL/Wayland support inside Mesa.
5 December 2013 - Wayland Mesa - 1 Comment

FreeRDS Back-End Proposed For Weston

A FreeRDS-based Wayland Weston back-end has been published in early form.
4 December 2013 - FreeRDS

XDG-Shell Protocol Added For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg committed on Tuesday the initial XDG-Shell protocol support.
3 December 2013 - Wayland XDG-Shell - 6 Comments

DMA-BUF Protocol Proposed For Wayland

A Linaro developer has proposed adding DMA-BUF support to the Wayland protocol itself.
3 December 2013 - DMA-BUF Wayland

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

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

Wayland's Weston Received New Features Yesterday

The Weston reference compositor to Wayland received a few more features yesterday in mainline Git.
20 November 2013 - Weston Features - 20 Comments

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