Wayland News Archives
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
Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland

Sway and WLROOTS creator Drew DeVault on top of his several open-source projects has also been working on improving the VR infrastructure support on Wayland as part of contract work for Status.im. The secure communication company is looking to build a Wayland-driven VR workspace but for that the VR headset support on Wayland needs to be improved.

12 August 2019 - DRM Leasing On Wayland - 5 Comments
GNOME 3.34 Now Supports Starting XWayland On-Demand

One of the long-time work-in-progress patch series has been realized in time for next month's GNOME 3.34 release... Mutter when acting as a Wayland compositor will allow starting XWayland on-demand, or rather only running it when needed to handle an X11 client/application.

6 August 2019 - On-Demand XWayland - 13 Comments
Chamferwm Is Still Kicking As A Vulkan-Powered X11 Compositor

While waiting on a flight delay yesterday, I was trawling through GitHub checking out different open-source projects, in this case Vulkan projects, and pleased to see that Chamferwm still exists. For those that missed our earlier coverage of Chamferwm months ago, it's a Vulkan-powered X11 compositor / window manager.

9 June 2019 - Chamferwm - 3 Comments

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