Wayland News Archives
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
GNOME On Wayland Is Good For GNOME 3.10

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
More GTK+ Wayland Improvements Landing

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
Wayland's Weston 1.2.2 Incorporates Some Bug Fixes

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
Proposing A Wayland System Compositor Protocol

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
Wayland Gets Hardware-Accelerated Screen Capturing

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
Wayland & Weston 1.2.1 Released

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 - Add A Comment

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