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.
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.
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.
The release of Wayland 1.3 and the reference Weston 1.3 compositor is near.
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.
Kristian Høgsberg has provided a status update on the Wayland project and its associated Weston reference compositor.
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has shared some more information about improvements happening in the GNOME/Fedora Wayland world.
Kristian Høgsberg has put out the first test releases of the forthcoming Wayland 1.3 release and reference Weston compositor.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Enlightenment E18 has been revised with its Wayland client application support so it's in compatibility with the latest Wayland Git changes.
For those curious about the state of XWayland for having X11/X.Org program compatibility support on Wayland, the code has been updated.
An Intel engineer has proposed mainlining libhybris support for Wayland's Weston compositor support.
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.
A set of six patches were published on Tuesday for Wayland's Weston reference compositor to implement an IVI Shell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enlightenment's Wayland ambitions are becoming a reality with Enlightenment E19 set to support operating as its own Wayland compositor using some interesting technology.
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.
Wayland has gained support for client and server-side programming language bindings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commits today to Wayland's Weston compositor improve the touch event situation.
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