Wayland's Weston 9.0 Reaches Alpha

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 31 July 2020 at 03:08 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Weston 9.0 release preparations are getting underway. At least compared to the original Weston 9.0 release plans, this Wayland compositor is running about a month behind those plans but in any case the release is now making its way to reality.

On Thursday shortly after the Weston kiosk/full-screen shell was merged, Weston 9.0 Alpha was tagged in getting the release process moving forward. Simor Ser is again serving as release manager.

Besides the new kiosk shell, Weston 9.0 is also bringing testing infrastructure improvements, support for the DRM panel orientation property, and a variety of other minor fixes/improvements. The improved testing support comes by way of re-engineering the testing harness and supporting DRM and OpenGL tests among other cases relevant to this Wayland compositor.

More details on the Weston 9.0 Alpha via the mailing list announcement. Depending upon the timing of the 9.0 beta, Weston 9.0.0 should ultimately debut sometime in September.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week