Sway 1.0 Reaches Alpha For This Popular Wayland Compositor
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 7 April 2018 at 08:05 PM EDT. 18 Comments
WAYLAND --
The Sway Wayland Compositor that is known for its compatibility and inspiration from the i3 tiling window manager is nearly out with its version 1.0 release.

Sway 1.0 Alpha was released this Saturday evening as the first step towards the big 1.0 milestone. This release is now based on the wlroots Wayland compositor library and the code-base itself to the compositor was completely overhauled. In the process, the NVIDIA proprietary driver support was also removed.

Among the new features for Sway 1.0 Alpha is supporting output rotation, fractional scaling support, support for daisy-chained DisplayPort configurations, HiDPI improvements, various input improvements, and much better Wayland protocol coverage. There are clipboard improvements, idle and idle inhibit support, improved damage tracking, and many bug fixes.

All the details on today's big Sway 1.0 Alpha release can be found via the GitHub project site.

About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Wayland News
Popular News This Week