Wayland News Archives
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
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 3.9.92 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 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
Enlightenment E18 has been revised with its Wayland client application support so it's in compatibility with the latest Wayland Git changes.
11 September 2013 - E18 Wayland Update - 11 Comments
For those curious about the state of XWayland for having X11/X.Org program compatibility support on Wayland, the code has been updated.
9 September 2013 - X.Org Server 1.14 - 23 Comments
An Intel engineer has proposed mainlining libhybris support for Wayland's Weston compositor support.
6 September 2013 - Libhybris - 3 Comments
In recent days and weeks there have been many Phoronix news stories about Wayland support improvements going into different GNOME components like the GNOME Shell and GTK+ tool-kit. The GNOME 3.10 official release is due later this month and overall the support for running GNOME Shell on Wayland appears in rather good standing.
5 September 2013 - GNOME 3.10 - 39 Comments
A set of six patches were published on Tuesday for Wayland's Weston reference compositor to implement an IVI Shell.
4 September 2013 - Weston IVI Shell - 1 Comment
GNOME developers hope that GNOME 3.10 will be in decent shape for initially supporting Wayland as an alternative to X11/X.Org. There's already been improvements made to GNOME Shell, the GTK tool-kit, and other components. Committed today to GTK+ was more Wayland work.
3 September 2013 - Wayland GTK+ - 4 Comments
Kristian Høgsberg released version 1.2.2 of the Weston reference compositor today for Wayland. The new releases are mainly to iron out some unexpected bugs that landed in the recent Weston 1.2.1 release from last week. Wayland meanwhile is still at version 1.2.1.
30 August 2013 - Wayland/Weston - 3 Comments
David Herrmann is on a coding spree this summer. His latest set of ten patches this week provide for device management support using systemd's logind service.
25 August 2013 - Patches - 120 Comments
There's been mixed talks in the past about having Wayland serve as a system compositor while on Friday a new proposal was initiated in terms of planning a Wayland System Compositor Protocol.
25 August 2013 - Wayland System Compositor - 1 Comment
The DRM compositor back-end for Wayland's Weston now has a patch that provides hardware-accelerated screen capturing support by using VA-API with drivers that support this video decode/encode acceleration mechanism.
23 August 2013 - Wayland DRM - 31 Comments
Enlightenment's Wayland ambitions are becoming a reality with Enlightenment E19 set to support operating as its own Wayland compositor using some interesting technology.
23 August 2013 - Wayland Compositor - 11 Comments
Kristian Høgsberg has put out the first point release to Wayland 1.2 and its adjoining Weston reference compositor. While mostly about bug-fixes, there's also some original new work found in Wayland/Weston 1.2.1.
22 August 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.2.1 - 30 Comments
Wayland has gained support for client and server-side programming language bindings.
19 August 2013 - Programming Language Bindings - 8 Comments
In the past few days several videos have surfaced for "Nemoshell", a reported window manager for Wayland but details on the software project are scarce.
14 August 2013 - Nemoshell - 9 Comments
In addition to the Hawaii Weston Shell update and better touch input support on Weston, there's some more good news for Wayland: the GNOME Display Settings is now working on Wayland via a new Dbus interface.
14 August 2013 - GNOME Display Settings - 105 Comments
At the beginning of the day I wrote about the Hawaii desktop environment having a new Weston Shell release. This Qt5-based desktop is not only nice for showing off the next-generation Linux display stack, but with it also comes a dramatic reduction in system memory usage.
13 August 2013 - Memory Usage - 10 Comments
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