Wayland & Weston 1.9 Alpha Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 17 August 2015 at 04:32 PM EDT. 13 Comments
WAYLAND --
Bryce Harrington has announced the first alpha releases today for the upcoming Wayland 1.9 and Weston 1.9 releases.

On the Wayland side, v1.9 marks all of the license text being updated to reflect being under the MIT Expact license and compatible with X.Org. For more background details see Confusion Mounts Over Wayland's Actual License.

Wayland 1.9 also splits out libwayland-util into libwayland-util and libway-private libraries, with the later being strictly for Wayland itself and not the wayland-scanner utility.

Weston, as usual, is a bit more exciting on the changes for 1.9. Besides also having updated license text, Weston, as usual, is a bit more exciting on the changes for 1.9. Besides also having updated license text, there is the start on the Libweston work, input device hotplugging is in better shape, a rework to the unit/integration tests, the DRM compositor can now support triple-head graphics cards, IVI Shell has been improved, and there's the new DMA-BUF extension support.

More details on today's Wayland/Weston 1.9 Alpha releases can be found via the Wayland mailing list.

The Wayland 1.9 release schedule puts the official releases for September.

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