Wayland News Archives
Wayland's Weston Getting New Touchscreen Calibrator

With Wayland appearing in more places from automobile in-vehicle infotainments to planes to smartphones, having a good touchscreen calibration system is certainly important. Collabora developers have been working on a new touchscreen calibrator and new protocol extension for Weston.

23 March 2018 - Wayland Weston - 1 Comment
Wayland's Weston Gets Patch For High Priority GPU Support

Last year Intel open-source developers squared away priority GPU scheduling support within their kernel DRM driver and from Mesa are exposing support for "high priority" GPU processes via the EGL_IMG_context_priority extension. There hasn't been any major real-world user of this support yet, but a patch would allow Wayland's Weston OpenGL renderer to make use of it.

1 March 2018 - High Priority Rendering - 9 Comments
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Now Planned For Release In April

Wayland 1.15 and the Weston 4.0 compositor had been planned for release in February but Wayland developers decided there was still enough material on the verge of landing that they decided to delay the release. A new release schedule has now been put forward for getting these updates out in April.

12 February 2018 - Wayland Release Schedule - 16 Comments
Purism Might Develop An X11-Free Wayland Compositor Aligned With GNOME

Yesterday we heard of Purism's plans to support desktop diversity but by default for their Librem 5 smartphone they will likely be using GNOME in order to maintain a unified experience across their devices. The latest now is they might develop a new Wayland compositor in line with GNOME.

2 February 2018 - Librem 5 Phone Compositor - 31 Comments
Libinput 1.10 Is On The Way To Remove Touchpad Hysteresis

Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has announced the first release candidate of libinput 1.10 today, which isn't a big feature release but rather incorporates a few new features with many bug fixes for this input handling library used by X.Org and Wayland systems.

22 January 2018 - libinput 1.10 - 6 Comments
Some Of What's Coming For Wayland's Weston 4.0 Compositor

Earlier this week ongoing Wayland/Weston release manager Bryce Harrington at Samsung laid out plans for Wayland 1.15 and Weston 4.0. There's been some push-back on the proposed dates to try to allow some more work to land in these upcoming six month releases to Wayland/Weston, but long story short, these next releases will be here in the near future.

14 January 2018 - Weston 4.0 - 7 Comments
Wayland Made More Inroads In 2017

Wayland had a very successful year with Ubuntu 17.10 now using it by default, more niche/hobbyist Wayland compositors making progress, KDE Plasma on Wayland becoming more usable for day-to-day use, more applications/libraries natively supporting Wayland, GTK4's Vulkan renderer becoming very usable, and other advancements.

29 December 2017 - Wayland Rocked 2017 - 4 Comments
Samsung Dealing With Wayland "Zombie Apocalypse" Bug

Samsung OSG developers have been investigating and dealing with a nasty Wayland bug whereby a Wayland event could be delivered to an incorrect file descriptor. This ends up being due to a shortcoming in the Wayland protocol, but as to not break all existing software out there built against the current Wayland protocol, a workaround has been devised.

22 December 2017 - Nasty Wayland Issue - 28 Comments

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