Wayland News Archives


812 Wayland open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2008.

Xfce's Xfwm4 Sees Wayland Port With Wlroots
Xfce's Xfwm4 Sees Wayland Port With Wlroots

Developer "adlo" announced to Wayland developers today the work on porting Xfce's Xfwm4 window manager code to Wayland and this new "Xfway" compositor is being brought up using the wlroots library that is becoming increasingly common among the smaller Wayland compositors.

15 July 2022 - wlroots + Xfce - 54 Comments
XWayland 22.1.3 Released Due To XKB Security Vulnerabilities

Disclosed on Tuesday were two new X.Org Server security vulnerabilities concerning possible local privilege escalation and remote code execution. X.Org Server 21.1.4 was released with these mitigations to the XKB extension while XWayland is also vulnerable and has now been patched with XWayland 22.1.3.

13 July 2022 - XWayland 22.1.3 - 13 Comments
A Big Performance Fix Is Pending For WebKit / WPE On Wayland
A Big Performance Fix Is Pending For WebKit / WPE On Wayland

Chris Lord at Igalia has recently been looking at the WebKit browser engine performance as it concerns embedded devices. From this work he found that WebKit with its WPE port for embedded devices was found to be performing rather poorly on Wayland. Patches are now pending to address two uncovered issues.

21 April 2022 - Performance Issue - Add A Comment
SDL2 Reverts Its Wayland Preference - Goes Back To X11 Default
SDL2 Reverts Its Wayland Preference - Goes Back To X11 Default

Back in January was the change pushed into SDL2 Git where the library prefers Wayland by default where available rather than defaulting to using X11 support. However, pushed today into SDL2 is a revert on that earlier change due to Wayland issues that the developers are more comfortable sticking to X11/XWayland by default until various Wayland problems are addressed.

18 April 2022 - SDL2 With X11 Preferred - 104 Comments
XWayland 22.1 Released With DRM Lease Support, Other Improvements
XWayland 22.1 Released With DRM Lease Support, Other Improvements

XWayland 22.1 is out today as the newest standalone feature release for this XWayland code issued separately from the X.Org Server. XWayland continues in very robust shape for allowing X11 clients whether it be games or applications to run atop capable Wayland compositors.

16 February 2022 - XWayland 22.1 - 7 Comments
DRM Lease Protocol Support Merged For Wayland For VR Headsets

The months-long effort for adding DRM lease support to Wayland via a new protocol has now been merged into Wayland Protocols as a new staging addition. The "drm_lease_v1" is principally motivated for improving the virtual reality head-mounted dispkay support under Wayland.

7 August 2021 - drm_lease_v1 - 45 Comments
Surface Suspension Protocol Proposed For Wayland

Joshua Ashton who is known for his work on DXVK (formerly D9VK) and related Steam Play / Proton graphics related efforts has submitted a proposal for a Wayland Surface-Suspension protocol.

20 June 2021 - Wayland Surface-Suspension - 34 Comments
OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support

Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has been working to make OBS Studio fully-working under Wayland and today that reality has been achieved with native Wayland support and the ability to capture monitors and windows on Wayland compositors.

31 March 2021 - OBS Studio + Wayland - 35 Comments

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