Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 12 September 2014 at 09:52 AM EDT. 10 Comments
The final release candidate of Wayland 1.6 along with the Weston reference compositor is now available for testing with hopes of officially releasing this quarterly update next week.

Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 has bug fixes, command-line argument parsing improvements for Weston, and Weston now depends on the brand new libinput 0.6 back-end. Libinput 0.6 details can be found via the release announcement.

The Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 announcement is on Wayland-devel. The plan right now is to do the official 1.6 release next week Friday, 19 September, as long as no major issues crop up prior to that date.

Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has been managing the Wayland 1.6 release with Kristian Høgsberg having been inactive this summer in the development of the project he founded. Kristian was at DebConf last month but it's unclear what he's up to right now. Kristian will supposedly be talking about Wayland at XDC2014 in October. However, it seems Pekka is already planning to organize the Wayland 1.7 cycle.

Kristian taking a break from Wayland development, at least publicly.

Pekka is proposing a Wayland 1.7 Alpha in January and that would mean the Wayland/Weston 1.7 release would likely come around mid-to-late February.
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