Wayland Weston Compositor's Next Version Will Be v3.0

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 14 March 2017 at 06:36 AM EDT. 11 Comments
With the recent Wayland 1.13 release, the Weston reference compositor broke tradition of being the same version as Wayland due to having ABI breakage that forced them to bump the version to 2.0. With the next release, it won't be Weston 2.1 but now Weston 3.0 due to additional ABI breaks for libweston.

Pekka Paalanen is already prepping the Weston development version from 2.0.90 to 2.99.90 with the next version being 3.0. Pekka commented, "We have merged a few patches already that change libweston/compositor.h. While most of the changes arguably change only things libweston users should not be touching, some change the size of e.g. struct weston_output and struct weston_compositor, possibly moving member offsets. We also haven't separated public and private parts from compositor.h yet. To be on the safe side, bump the major now. I'm sure there will be more changes that make the bump obviously necessary."

Wayland 1.14 and now Weston 3.0 are expected to be released in early June per their existing release schedule plans.
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