XWayland 24.1 Planned For Release Next Month With Explicit Sync & Other Features

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 12 April 2024 at 01:39 PM EDT. 56 Comments
The XWayland 23.2 series was introduced last August while now release preparations have begun for releasing XWayland 24.1 as the next feature release for this X.Org Server derived code for allowing X11 clients (apps / games) to work within the confines of Wayland environments.

XWayland 24.1 is significant in that its rolling out explicit GPU synchronization support that was started by NVIDIA, the EGLStream back-end is removed in favor of the GBM dominance, HiDPI and fractional scaling for XWayland rootful, and various other rootful mode improvements so it's much more useful now.

XWayland rootful

Red Hat's Olivier Fourdan announced today that he has created the xwayland-24.1 branch of the current XWayland X.Org Server code. He's planning to release the first XWayland 24.1 release candidate next week, a second release candidate in early May, and officially release XWayland 24.1 around the middle of May.

This is great news with XWayland 24.1 bringing many great improvements, especially the explicit sync support, for further polishing the Wayland Linux desktop in 2024. There's still no word on any new X.Org Server feature release itself with no one stepping up to manage that and that current series still on v21.1.
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