Wayland's Weston 2.0 Beta Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 8 February 2017 at 03:34 PM EST. 5 Comments
One day after the Wayland 1.13 Beta, the reference Weston compositor is updated to its 2.0 beta state.

Wayland's reference compositor, Weston, is moving to version 2.0 rather than version 1.13 since its new output configuration ABI has broken Weston's ABI. In addition to the new output handling API, Weston 2.0 has seen work on DRM compositor improvements, support for using EGL_KHR_swap_buffers_with_damage, initial window positioning for XWayland apps, desktop shell refinements, and other improvements.

Compared to the earlier Weston 2.0 Alpha, the 2.0 Beta features a number of IVI Shell (In-Vehicle Infotainment) fixes, some DRM compositor fixes, the introduction of some new tests, and other minor fixes/adjustments.

The list of about three dozen changes for the Weston 2.0 Beta can be found via this mailing list post. Wayland 1.13.0 and Weston 2.0.0 will be officially released later in February.
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