Wayland Protocols 1.35 Introduces Alpha Modifier Protocol, Tablet-V2 As Stable

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 17 April 2024 at 11:38 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Wayland Protocols 1.35 is out today as the newest update to this collection of Wayland protocol specifications.

With today's release the Tablet-V2 protocol is now considered stable. The protocol extension hasn't changed in a long time and is deemed ready to be widely supported. No changes were made to the protocol so existing protocol implementations in different compositors is already in good shape. Tablet-V2 is a protocol for graphics/drawing tablets for interacting with Wayland compositors.

Meanwhile a new staging protocol added with Wayland Protocols 1.35 is the Alpha-Modifier protocol that is contributed by KDE developer Xaver Hugl. Alpha-Modifier allows clients to set an alpha multiplier for the entire surface. This protocol allows offloading alpha changes for the entire surface to the compositor, which in turn can them be offloaded to the kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver.

There are pending Alpha-Modifier protocol implementations for KDE KWin, wlroots, and Valve's Gamescope compositor.

That's about it for the Wayland Protocols 1.35 update.
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