Wayland News Archives
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
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
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
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
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
The release of Wayland 1.3 and the reference Weston 1.3 compositor is near.
3 October 2013 - Wayland 1.3 - 22 Comments
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
Kristian Høgsberg has provided a status update on the Wayland project and its associated Weston reference compositor.
28 September 2013 - Status Update - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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