Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 19 September 2014 at 09:12 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience.

The Wayland 1.6 release introduces error enumerators to wl_surface, keyboard repeat information is exposed to the wl_keyboard protocol, error handling improvements were made, there's been threading and blocking bug-fixes, and other low-level changes to Wayland.

Weston compositor changes with the Weston 1.6 release includes XDG-Shell protocol updates, a weston_layer masking mechanism, the DRM back-end supports reading the cursor size from the kernel, keyboard repeat rate support was added, the libinput back-end is now used by default for input handling, some desktop-shell configuration bits were added, and various bugs fixed.

The Wayland/Weston 1.6 release was handled by Pekka Paalanen with Kristian Høgsberg being M.I.A. from Wayland development this summer. To see who has been developing Wayland this year, checkout these development statistics.


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The Wayland 1.6 release announcement can be read on the Wayland-devel list.
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