Wayland News Archives
Wayland Shells From The Perspective Of WLROOTS

The lead developer of the Sway Wayland compositor, Drew DeVault, has for the past year also been working on the "wlroots" Wayland compositor library that is modular and can perform a lot of the "heavy lifting" when it comes to writing new Wayland compositors. Way-Cooler, Purism's Phosh, and other projects have also been investigating wlroots for their own use-cases.

2 August 2018 - wlroots Library - 1 Comment
Libinput Gets Reworked Trackpoint Acceleration

Peter Hutterer at Red Hat is trying again to get trackpoint acceleration performing nicely under the libinput library so trackpoints behave nicely across Wayland, X.Org, and Mir systems.

13 July 2018 - Another Attempt At Trackpoints - 14 Comments
How To Make Use Of Wayland Screen Sharing With PipeWire & XDG Desktop Portal

A few days back we reported on the Red hat progress with supporting WebRTC-based screen-casting under Wayland that's working both for KDE Plasma and GNOME Shell. Given all the concerns over the years in supporting screen sharing / remote desktop under Wayland and the bits only coming together recently, Red Hat's Jan Grulich has offered up a guide.

4 July 2018 - PipeWire + XDG Portal - 12 Comments
Wayland's Weston 5.0 Moved Up To An August Release

Following the recent discussions of moving Wayland's Weston compositor to a 4-month release schedule and possibly doing away with time-based Wayland releases itself, Weston 5.0 will now be coming out in August.

13 June 2018 - Weston 5.0 - 1 Comment
Purism Is Proposing A Virtual Keyboard Protocol For Wayland

Purism's Dorota Czaplejewicz has been active within the Wayland community recently as they work on their Librem 5 phone Wayland compositor and Phosh shell for this software stack and iMX8 hardware they hope to begin shipping next year.

18 May 2018 - Wayland Virtual Keyboard - 4 Comments

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