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Hawaii On Wayland's Weston Shows Low RAM Usage

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

Hawaii Wayland/Weston Shell Gets New Release

Hawaii Shell, a Qt 5 based desktop interface that has a Weston plug-in for Wayland support, has experienced a new release. This Hawaii Shell release for Wayland has many new desktop-related features for those wishing for something a little more than a stock Weston desktop.
13 August 2013 - Hawaii Shell - 22 Comments

Wayland's Weston Gets Better Touch Input Support

Commits today to Wayland's Weston compositor improve the touch event situation.
12 August 2013 - Weston Touching

Orbital: A New Shell For Wayland's Weston

Orbital is a plugin/client for Wayland's Weston compositor that provides a custom shell for the next-generation display server. Orbital is made using Qt 5 and Qt Quick 2.
9 August 2013 - Orbital Shell - 25 Comments

Sony Clickpad Support Comes To Wayland's Weston

Patches were published today that add support to Wayland's Weston compositor for Sony Clickpad touchpads.
5 August 2013 - Sony Clickpad - 6 Comments

RealVNC Remote Desktop Wants To Support Wayland

Aside from the progressing PRIME support for Wayland, more good news today for this X.Org Foundation backed project is RealVNC expressing interest in supporting Wayland for their remote desktop software.
1 August 2013 - RealVNC - 22 Comments

Experimental PRIME Support For Wayland

PRIME, the DRI2 offloading implementation, is beginning to be brought up under Wayland.
1 August 2013 - PRIME Wayland - 9 Comments

Wayland Gets A Simple Drawing Library

A simple drawing library has been created for Wayland in the process of porting a simple terminal and dynamic menu system from X11 to Wayland.
27 July 2013 - Wayland Drawing - 25 Comments

Wayland, Weston 1.2 Development Statistics

With the recent release of Wayland/Weston 1.2, here's a look at some current development statistics.
24 July 2013 - Development Pace - 52 Comments

Rasterman: Enlightenment To Have Full Wayland Support

Carsten Haitzler, a.k.a. "Rasterman" and known for his work on the Enlightenment window manager / desktop, has provided some new comments on Enlightenment's planned support for Wayland.
23 July 2013 - Enlightenment Wayland - 22 Comments

Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done

A lot of Linux desktop users are looking forward to the full port of the Enlightenment desktop to Wayland.
21 July 2013 - Enlightenment Wayland - 7 Comments

XBMC Now Runs Well On Wayland

Sam Spilsbury, the Compiz developer and former Canonical employee, has made progress in being able to run the XBMC media application directly on Wayland.
17 July 2013 - XBMC On Wayland - 17 Comments

Playing With GTK/Qt5/SDL/EFL On Wayland 1.2

The Wayland LiveCD has been updated against the new Wayland/Weston 1.2 release. This Linux LiveCD also ships with the Wayland-enabled GTK3, Qt5, SDL, and Enlightenment EFL tool-kits for easily trying out this next-generation Linux display stack.
14 July 2013 - Rebecca Black Updated - 35 Comments

Wayland 1.2.0 Released, Joined By Weston Compositor

After about three months of development, Wayland 1.2.0 along with the matching version of its Weston reference compositor have been released. The updated Wayland/Weston stack bring many new features to the table.
13 July 2013 - Wayalnd 1.2.0 - 82 Comments

Wayland, Weston 1.2 Release Candidate Are Out

Kristian Høgsberg has announced the first release candidates for the upcoming Wayland 1.2 release along with the Weston 1.2 reference compositor.
10 July 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.2 RC1 - 70 Comments

That Wayland Fork Doesn't Seem To Be Thriving

The widely talked about fork of Wayland and Weston no longer seem to be advancing.
9 July 2013 - Northfield - 7 Comments

XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir

In the past few days I delivered X.Org vs. XMir Ubuntu Unity benchmarks on Intel hardware and Nouveau / NVIDIA. The benchmarking also found that 2D was also slower with XMir than simply running an X.Org Server. Benchmarks now carried out of X.Org vs. XWayland show that the Wayland-based equivalent is generally faster, at least for 2D operations.
30 June 2013 - Xorg vs. XWayland - 113 Comments

Gentoo Starts Work On KDE-Wayland Support

Soon it will likely be possible to run a KDE desktop over Wayland using Gentoo Linux with its Portage packages.
19 June 2013 - Gentoo - 47 Comments

Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland

While many are super excited about Wayland and the thought of X11 finally going away in the coming years, some who have been enthusiastic about Wayland/Weston are starting to lose interest. Here's the reasons by one Wayland enthusiast for losing motivation in the project.
12 June 2013 - Wayland Motivation - 112 Comments

Weston 1.1.1 Release Brings Bug-Fixes

As the first point release since the exciting release of Wayland/Weston 1.1, important bug-fixes have landed for the display protocol's reference compositor.
7 June 2013 - Weston 1.1.1

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