Wayland/Weston 1.9 Now In Beta
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 2 September 2015 at 05:26 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Bryce Harrington announced the 1.9 beta releases of Wayland and Weston today.

With Wayland 1.9 in beta, the releases don't differ too much over last month's alpha release. With Wayland, the only change is dropping a earlier 1.9 requirement of having the WAYLAND_DISPLAY environment variable set. The Weston 1.9 beta meanwhile has bug-fixes for the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) shell and more DRM compositor improvements.

As mentioned in the alpha article, Wayland 1.9 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 1.9 also has 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.

Wayland/Weston 1.9 is expected for release later this month.
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