Wayland 1.8 RC2 Arrives Along With New Weston Compositor Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 27 May 2015 at 08:45 AM EDT. Add A Comment
WAYLAND --
Wayland 1.7.93 and Weston 1.7.93 are now available, a.k.a. the second release candidates to Wayland 1.8.

You can read the Wayland 1.7.93 and Weston 1.7.93 announcements. There isn't much new on the Wayland side but the reference Weston compositor has a new feature.

Added for Weston 1.8 is now a headless rendering test framework. This allows Weston test cases to be run against an artificial monitor that's just an in-memory bitmap buffer and then screenshots of the test cases can be automatically taken.

Wayland/Weston 1.8 is expected to be officially released in about one week.

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