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Wayland-Info Spun From Weston Code For Offering Wayland Helper Tool

Wayland's Weston compositor has provided a weston-info utility to display information on supported Wayland extensions and versioning along with other details of the Wayland compositor environment. That utility is now being spun out as wayland-info as a Wayland compositor-agnostic utility for displaying this information.

10 July 2020 - wayland-info - Add A Comment
Experimental Linux Live OS For Showcasing Wayland Updated With Latest Desktops

Years ago long before GNOME had great Wayland support and was used by default on the likes of Fedora Workstation and long before other Wayland compositors had mature support along with other areas of the stack, there was a Linux distribution offering up an experimental Linux "Live DVD/USB" OS for showcasing Wayland. That distribution is now out with a new release.

7 May 2020 - RBOS - 25 Comments
The Wayland Book Is Now Freely Available

For those wanting to learn more about the inner-workings of Wayland and its architecture, The Wayland Book is now freely available for all to learn from for moving past the X11 world on the Linux desktop.

5 May 2020 - The Wayland Book - 47 Comments
Wayland Adds Meson Build System Support

While Wayland's Weston reference compositor has been using the Meson build system for about the past year, only this week did Wayland itself see Meson support introduced.

14 January 2020 - Wayland + Meson - 30 Comments
Wayland's Wild Decade From v1.0 Release To Usable GNOME/KDE Desktop Support

The 2010s saw the release of Wayland 1.0, Ubuntu's Mir initially being a "competitor" to now embracing Wayland, desktop environments like GNOME and KDE now having good support for it as an alternative to X11, and other functionality continues to be added to Wayland compositors and its standard protocols.

29 December 2019 - Wayland 2010s - 91 Comments
Purism Making Some Progress On Convergence With Phosh Running On Desktop

One of many features not yet in place for Purism's Librem 5 smartphone is working convergence where one can plug-in a display and keyboard/mouse to the phone and have a working system, along the lines of what was originally envisioned by Canonical with Ubuntu Touch. But some progress is being made with at least getting their phone-focused "Phosh" Wayland compositor working on the desktop form factor.

17 December 2019 - Librem 5 - 3 Comments
KDE Now Supports Fractional Scaling On Wayland

While KDE's new goals will include focusing on Wayland support, a big TODO item was just crossed off the list this week... KDE Plasma finally supports fractional scaling under Wayland.

8 September 2019 - Wayland Fractional Scaling - 19 Comments

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