The Future Direction & Purpose Of Wayland's Weston Is Being Revisited
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 8 December 2014 at 12:07 PM EST. Add A Comment
WAYLAND --
Pekka Paalanen, the Collabora developer who has effectively been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager with Kristian Høgsberg still being away from Wayland development, is seeking some discussion from Wayland developers about their intended view of Wayland's Weston compositor and what direction it should take moving forward.

Weston is widely considered to be the reference compositor implementation of Wayland. Weston also aims to be minimal, fast, and suitable for embedded/mobile. However, there's open questions as to what features should be added to Weston without losing focus of these goals, how much of a desktop shell should be implemented, what protocol extensions belong in Weston, etc.


Pekka's lengthy mailing list post can be found on Wayland-devel where he expresses his views. As of writing though, other Wayland stakeholders haven't yet commented on what direction they would like Weston to take going into 2015.
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