Wayland Live CD Updated With New Capabilities, A SDL2 Wayland Game
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 28 October 2014 at 08:34 AM EDT. 9 Comments
WAYLAND --
Rebecca Black OS, what's become the most common Linux Live CD/USB environment for showing off Wayland progress and various Wayland-related features for the Linux desktop, is out in updated form. The revised Rebecca Black OS spins offer various new features and are riding off the very latest Wayland code.

Rebecca Black OS creator and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" announced the new Live CD ISOs last night. The OS is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 while adding in Wayland/Weston 1.6+ from Git. Also packaged now is SuperTux2, which was recently ported to SDL2, which allows it to natively run on Wayland.

The Wayland Login Manager for the new Rebecca Black OS release also includes support for Wayland servers that run as Wayland clients (like KWin and Green Island), filtering improvements to the communication FIFIO, and other improvements are also present in its log-in manager.


As usual, Rebecca Black OS incorporates the latest GTK, Qt, SDL2, and Enlightenment code with Wayland support. This time though Orbital, Hawaii, and Calligra were left out due to unmerged dependencies and other issues to be worked through.

More information on the updated Rebecca Black OS Live CDs can be found via the release announcement.
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