Wayland 1.11 Alpha Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 4 May 2016 at 07:21 AM EDT. 8 Comments
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series.

The Wayland 1.11 Alpha has various fixes and other minor improvements, but no apparent huge additions to the protocol.

Weston 1.11 Alpha meanwhile has configuration API updates, porting the headless and X11 back-ends to the new initialization API, support for taking over sockets created by systemd, many IVI Shell improvements, support for making the panel clock configurable on Weston's desktop shell, and other improvements.

What didn't land this merge window was the Weston tablet support, idle inhibition support, APIs for client information, and pointer locking and confinement.

More details on the alpha release can be found via this wayland-devel message. Wayland/Weston 1.11 meanwhile is scheduled for release at the end of May.
Related News
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 20,000 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.

Popular News This Week