Wayland 1.7 Enters Planning For Release In One Month
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 13 January 2015 at 10:26 PM EST. 10 Comments
Plans were expressed today for releasing Wayland/Weston 1.7 in one month.

Kristian Høgsberg has been out of the Wayland spotlight for the better part of one year with stepping away from its development for unknown reasons although he remains employed by Intel and working on their Linux graphics stack. Following Kristian's departure, Pekka Paalanen of Collabora took over release manager roles for Wayland and Weston.

While Pekka has done a great job for the past several months -- including bringing up the future direction of Weston -- for Wayland/Weston 1.7 the release manager roles are being taken over by Bryce Harrington. Bryce is the former Canonical employee long involved with the Ubuntu X-related work but left a while ago and has since been employed by Samsung working on their open-source initiatives -- including a lot of Wayland work.

Bryce volunteered to handle the Wayland/Weston 1.6.1 point release in addition to the 1.7 milestone. Bryce plans for the Wayland 1.7 Alpha around 16 January, Wayland 1.7 RC1 around 30 January, and Wayland 1.7 RC2 around 6 February. If all goes according to plan, Wayland/Weston 1.7 would be released Friday, the 13th of February. In terms of the Wayland 1.6 point release, Harrington is hoping to do 1.6.1 around 23 January with various bug-fixes cherry-picked from Wayland 1.7.x. This will just be bug-fixes, protocol documentation updates, improved error handling, new test cases, and documentation updates.

Bryce laid out his Wayland/Weston 1.7 plans this afternoon on the Wayland-devel list. Among the changes to look forward to with the Weston 1.7 compositor release is the initial Wayland Presentation Extension and IVI Shell.
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