Wayland News Archives
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
GNOME Display Settings Now Working On Wayland

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
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
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 - 21 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

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