Wayland News Archives
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
Wayland Begins Porting Process To FreeBSD

While upstream Wayland developers are just concerning themselves with Linux support and are exclusively focusing their development efforts on taking advantage of the best Linux APIs and functionality, a developer has begun proposing patches that begin to work on FreeBSD support.

16 February 2013 - Wayland - 7 Comments
Moving On From An X.Org World To Wayland

Taking place in Canberra, Australia last week was Linux.Conf.Au. The videos from LCA 2013 have now been uploaded and one of the talks likely to excite Phoronix readers is Daniel Stone's perspective of X.Org and Wayland.

6 February 2013 - Wayland - 35 Comments
Qt 5.1 To Feature Improved Support For Wayland

A number of improvements to QtWayland have been merged this month, primarily around the Client Side Decorations support and other functionality needed for proper support of this likely X11 Server successor.

29 January 2013 - Qt 5.1 Wayland - 60 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 Enables The Wayland Support For GTK+

While in December Canonical said they wouldn't fix GTK+ support for Wayland, earlier this month they decided they would enable the Wayland back-end for GTK+ in Ubuntu 13.04. That change has now been made and Ubuntu's GTK+ tool-kit will function in a Wayland environment.

27 January 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 On Wayland - 10 Comments
An FBDEV Compositor Back-End For Wayland/Weston

An FBDEV-based compositor back-end for Wayland's Weston has been published. This back-end allows for Wayland's Weston to run on a Linux frame-buffer device while the graphics rendering is done using Pixman and input is handled through evdev.

17 January 2013 - Weston Compositor Back-End - 5 Comments
Java Bindings Come To Wayland For Android

The code to wayland-java has now been made public, which is a project that provides Java bindings to the Wayland back-end library. This Java support will be useful for Wayland support on Google's Android mobile platform.

10 January 2013 - Wayland-Java - 12 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 Will Enable Wayland Support In GTK+

While Canonical developers previously said they "won't fix" GTK+ support for Wayland in Ubuntu, the matter has now changed. It looks like Ubuntu 13.04 will be able to handle GTK+ applications on Wayland.

9 January 2013 - GTK+ Wayland Support - 24 Comments
A Software-Based Pixman Renderer For Wayland's Weston

There hasn't been too many new Wayland/Weston developments to report on recently, but being published this weekend for review and comments is a new Pixman renderer for Weston. This Pixman renderer allows for pure software rendering with the Weston reference compositor and adds MIT-SHM support to the X11 back-end.

6 January 2013 - Pixman Renderer - 10 Comments
XWayland Is Still Being Worked On

While released yesterday was X.Org Server 1.14 RC1, there won't be XWayland support for this next X.Org Server release due out in Q2'2013. However, XWayland support continues to be worked on by Wayland developers so X.Org applications/games can be supported.

20 December 2012 - XWayland - 6 Comments
Wayland 1.0.3 Released, Plans For Wayland 1.2

Wayland 1.0.3 along with an adjoining Weston Compositor update were released on Friday. At the same time, Kristian Høgsberg has begun expressing plans for Wayland 1.2 as the next major release.

15 December 2012 - Wayland 1.2 - 4 Comments

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