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Wayfire 0.5 Wayland Compositor Brings Latency Optimizations, More Protocols
Perhaps most exciting with Wayfire 0.5 is the work done to improve (reduce) the latency. Wayfire now better tracks how much time it needs to draw a frame, support for the presentation time protocol, and other work. Aside from latency improvements, there are Wayland protocol additions for primary selection for allowing middle-click-paste to work plus the output-power-management protocol for better handling display output power management behavior.
Wayfire 0.5 also comes with a new "wayfire-plugins-extra" package that incorporates extra plugins like drawing water ripple-like effects on the desktop, forcing fullscreen of windows/applications, drawing lines and shapes on the screen as overlays, a desktop magnifier, and other extra features.
More details on these improvements and more for the Wayfire 0.5 Wayland compositor can be found via Wayfire.org.