Wayland News Archives
The Focus Of Wayland's Weston Compositor

Kristian Høgsberg has clarified the scope and goals of Weston, Wayland's reference compositor. Now that Weston has become somewhat of its own desktop environment, Kristian has clarified its intentions to benefit future patches.

19 April 2013 - Wayland / Weston - 26 Comments
Jolla Brings Wayland Atop Android GPU Drivers

Jolla, the start-up company built around former Nokia N9 engineers developing the Sailfish OS for mobile phones, might be dating Wayland. Jolla's Chief Research Engineer has made it possible to run Wayland atop Android GPU drivers. Additionally, it's being done with glibc rather than Android's Bionic libc derivative.

11 April 2013 - Experimental Work - 62 Comments
Wayland 1.1, Weston 1.1 Pack Lots Of New Features

Version 1.1 of Wayland and the Weston reference compositor will soon be released. The first major post-1.0 updates to Wayland/Weston bring a number of exciting features to this next-generation Linux display server.

9 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.1 - 5 Comments
The Wayland/Weston Fork Is Now "Banned"

It's now becoming quite easy to understand why the developer of the Northfield/Norwood fork of Wayland was ejected from the Wayland development community and banned from development communication channels.

2 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston - Add A Comment
RDP Back-End Merged For Wayland's Weston

One month ago a FreeRDP-based remote compositor for Wayland's Weston was proposed. Now having undergone six code revisions, the Weston Remote Desktop Protocol back-end has been merged.

2 April 2013 - FreeRDP Compositor - 5 Comments
XRandR Equivalent Published For Wayland, Weston

Aside from window minimizing and maximizing support, another feature missing from Wayland/Weston has been an easy way to change resolutions and other display functionality that up until recently was handled via XRandR, the X Resize and Rotate extension. Now Weston has received a similar port.

10 March 2013 - XRandR - 34 Comments
A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"

In addition to X.Org and Wayland developers criticizing Canonical on Google+ about the Mir display server, there was a colorful discussion about this new open-source project on the Wayland IRC channel.

5 March 2013 - Wayland IRC - Add A Comment
Pointer Lock Feature Proposed For Wayland

Kristian Høgsberg has proposed patches to Wayland and the Weston compositor for implementing pointer locks. Pointer locks allow for applications to lock the pointer so they receive relative inputs, which can improve the handling of some games running on Wayland.

26 February 2013 - Wayland/Weston - 12 Comments
Wayland Works For Nintendo Gamecube Emulator

The Dolphin emulator for the Nintendo GameCube has been ported to function as a Wayland client. Dolphin now works as a Wayland client and it also supports threaded EGL/GLSL. This is also quite likely the first game-related software that works either under X11 or Wayland/Weston using the same application binary.

17 February 2013 - Wayland Dolphin - 13 Comments

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