Wayland

Wayland is a display server protocol that is a FreeDesktop.org project with development being driven by multiple organizations. Wayland is widely viewed as the likely successor to the X11 Server on the modern Linux desktop with it being supported by multiple Linux distributions. The reference Wayland implementation is the Weston compositor.

Additional Information: wayland.freedesktop.org

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Wayland Articles & Reviews

GNOME 3.26: Wayland vs. X.Org Performance - Boot...   Software   11 Sep 2017
Trying Out Ubuntu 17.10 On A Laptop One Month Ahead Of...   Operating Systems   07 Sep 2017
A Look Back At The Desktop & X.Org/Wayland/Mir...   Operating Systems   05 Apr 2017
Fedora 25 Turned Out Great, Definitely My Most...   Operating Systems   21 Nov 2016
XDC2016 Wraps Up After Many Wayland, X.Org & Mesa...   Events   24 Sep 2016
Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks...   Operating Systems   22 Aug 2016
A Brief Look At Fedora 24   Operating Systems   16 Jun 2016
KDE Plasma 5.5 Has Evolved Well Beyond Where Plasma 4...   Software   08 Jan 2016
GNOME 3.18 On Fedora 23: X.Org vs. Wayland Performance   Software   24 Sep 2015
Fedora 22 KDE Delivers A Great Plasma 5 Experience   Operating Systems   07 Jun 2015
XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland...   Software   25 Sep 2014
X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific...   Software   17 Jul 2014
Trying Out The Latest Wayland Linux Desktops With RBOS   Software   25 Mar 2014
Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora 20 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   03 Jan 2014
Early Ubuntu 14.04 Intel XMir Benchmarks   Display Drivers   02 Jan 2014
GNOME Shell Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20   Display Drivers   26 Dec 2013
Running The Latest GNOME Wayland Shell On Fedora 20   Software   28 Oct 2013
The First Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20 Show Great...   Operating Systems   07 Oct 2013
The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland   Display Drivers   07 Jun 2013
Why Wayland & Weston Were Forked   Software   29 Mar 2013
XDC2012: Lots Of Progress On X, Mesa, Wayland   Events   24 Sep 2012
Running Wayland: It Works, But A Lot Of Work Remains   Software   10 Aug 2012
Ubuntu Delays Wayland System Compositor   Software   10 Aug 2012
Running Wayland On Ubuntu 11.10   Software   25 Aug 2011
KDE Draws Up Plans For Wayland In 2012   Software   07 Aug 2011
MeeGo Tablet UX 1.3 May Use Wayland This Year   Software   27 May 2011
Will Wayland Become A New Desktop Standard?   Software   17 May 2011
It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland   Software   25 Nov 2010
The State Of The Wayland Display Server   Software   20 May 2009
Wayland: A New X Server For Linux   Software   03 Nov 2008

Wayland Linux News

NVIDIA Offers Update On Their Proposed Unix Device...   NVIDIA   20 Sep 2017
XDC2017 Kicks Off With X.Org, Wayland & Graphics...   X.Org   20 Sep 2017
Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland...   Ubuntu   19 Sep 2017
Red Hat Formally Rolls Out Pipewire For Being The...   Red Hat   19 Sep 2017
Mir Now Has Initial Support For Wayland Clients   Ubuntu   18 Sep 2017
The Graphics Talks Of The 2017 Open-Source Summit NA   Linux Events   16 Sep 2017
Today Marks 30 Years Since The Release Of X11   X.Org   15 Sep 2017
KDE Plasma 5.11 Rolls Into Beta With New System...   KDE   14 Sep 2017
Enlightenment 22 Alpha Strikes With Better Wayland...   Desktop   13 Sep 2017
Red Hat Is Looking For Another Developer To Work On...   Red Hat   12 Sep 2017
Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M4 Released As...   Phoronix Test Suite   11 Sep 2017
GNOME's Mutter Loses Some Of Its X11 Dependence   GNOME   10 Sep 2017
GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big...   GNOME   07 Sep 2017
GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 Adds Built-In Screencast / Remote...   GNOME   07 Sep 2017
Debian 10 "Buster" Switches GNOME Session To...   Debian   06 Sep 2017
WebKitGTK+ 2.17.92 Brings Improved Wayland Support   GNOME   04 Sep 2017
Mesa 17.2 Set For Release This Weekend   Mesa   31 Aug 2017
System76's Pop!_OS Not Using Wayland By Default,...   Operating Systems   26 Aug 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Enters The Feature Freeze   Ubuntu   26 Aug 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Continues Refining Its GNOME Shell Theme   Ubuntu   25 Aug 2017
Inputfd Still Being Worked On For Direct Input Access...   Wayland   23 Aug 2017
VkMark Makes It Easy To Run Small Vulkan Test Cases   Vulkan   21 Aug 2017
XDC2017 To Feature Update On New Memory Allocation...   X.Org   21 Aug 2017
Calamares 3.2 Linux Installer Working On Wayland...   Operating Systems   17 Aug 2017
Kodi's Wayland Support Was Successfully Revived With...   Multimedia   14 Aug 2017
GNOME 3.26 Beta Debuts: More Meson Porting, Wayland...   GNOME   13 Aug 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.37 Released   KDE   13 Aug 2017
Mir 1.0 Appears Close, But No Wayland Client Support...   Ubuntu   12 Aug 2017
Latte Dock 0.7 Released With Many Improvements,...   KDE   11 Aug 2017
Sway Is Taking Flight As A Featureful i3-Compatible...   Wayland   10 Aug 2017
Mir Relicensed To GPLv2 Or GPLv3   Ubuntu   09 Aug 2017
Wayland 1.14 & Weston 3.0 Released   Wayland   08 Aug 2017
The Blockers For GTK4: Constraint-Based Layout,...   GNOME   07 Aug 2017
Enlightenment EFL 1.20 Released   Desktop   05 Aug 2017
It Looks Like Canonical Is Still Committed To Wayland...   Ubuntu   03 Aug 2017
The State Of KDE Plasma For Summer 2017   KDE   02 Aug 2017
Wayland 1.14 / Weston 3.0 Release Candidates   Wayland   02 Aug 2017
XWayland Grabs Onto Keyboard Grab Support   X.Org   01 Aug 2017
Wayland-Protocols 1.10 Adds XDG-Output   Wayland   31 Jul 2017
Sway 0.14 Supports KDE Server Decorations Protocol,...   Wayland   27 Jul 2017
NVIDIA Makes It Easier On Fedora To Try GNOME With...   Fedora   26 Jul 2017
Wayland 1.14, Weston 3.0 Hit Beta Milestone   Wayland   26 Jul 2017
Mesa 17.2 Has Been Branched   Mesa   24 Jul 2017
Revised DRI3 v1.1 Modifiers Support For Mesa   Mesa   21 Jul 2017
NVIDIA's Server-Side GLVND Implementation   X.Org   21 Jul 2017
GNOME Shell 3.25.4 Adds Meson Build System Support   GNOME   19 Jul 2017
GTK+ 3.91.1 Toolkit Released   GNOME   19 Jul 2017
Server-Side GLVND Being Hacked On, Could Help PRIME...   X.Org   18 Jul 2017
I Had A Tough Time Deciding What GPU To Use On My Main...   Fedora   16 Jul 2017
The Regressed State Of KDE Plasma On Wayland, But...   KDE   15 Jul 2017
Wayland 1.14 Alpha & Weston 3.0 Alpha Released   Wayland   12 Jul 2017
Etnaviv Hoping For Last Minute Improvements In Mesa...   Mesa   12 Jul 2017
Mir 0.27 Released With Drag-And-Drop Support   Ubuntu   11 Jul 2017
Wayland Protocols v1.9 Released   Wayland   11 Jul 2017
KDE Plasma 5 Making Progress On FreeBSD, With Some...   KDE   09 Jul 2017
X.Org 2017 Summer Projects Continue Making Progress   X.Org   09 Jul 2017
OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support For Weston's RDP...   Wayland   06 Jul 2017
XDG-Output Protocol Proposed For Wayland   Wayland   05 Jul 2017
Wayland 1.14 & Weston 3.0 Planned For Release Next...   Wayland   04 Jul 2017
Libinput 1.8 Released   Wayland   03 Jul 2017
KDE's KWin Seeing More Continuous Integration Work   KDE   01 Jul 2017
Ryzen, Linux Laptops, Ethereum, & Graphics Drivers...   Phoronix   01 Jul 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Released   Ubuntu   30 Jun 2017
Mir 1.0 Now Aiming To Support Wayland Clients Directly   Ubuntu   29 Jun 2017
MATE Developers Are Considering Mir-Over-Wayland   Desktop   27 Jun 2017
Latte Dock Is Working On Wayland Support, New Features   KDE   24 Jun 2017
OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 Released   Operating Systems   20 Jun 2017
Fedora Continues Working On Better NVIDIA Support,...   Fedora   20 Jun 2017
Libinput 1.8 Switches To Meson As Its Primary Build...   Wayland   18 Jun 2017
KDE Neon Makes It Easier To Now Try Plasma On Wayland   KDE   16 Jun 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.35 Released   KDE   10 Jun 2017
KDE Neon Begins Vetting Qt 5.9   KDE   09 Jun 2017
KDE Plasma 5.12 Will Be An LTS Release In January 2018   KDE   07 Jun 2017
X.Org XDC2017 Call for Papers On Linux Graphics &...   X.Org   07 Jun 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Begins Transition To GNOME Shell Desktop...   Ubuntu   06 Jun 2017
The State Of Vulkan For Qt 5.10   Vulkan   06 Jun 2017
Mesa 17.1.2 Rolls Out With Numerous Fixes   Mesa   05 Jun 2017
Phoronix Turns 13, Phoronix Test Suite Is Now 9: Happy...   Phoronix   05 Jun 2017
Weston Debug Protocol Proposed For Wayland   Wayland   03 Jun 2017
Mesa 17.1.2 Is Primed For Release   Mesa   02 Jun 2017
Micro Machines World Series Is Driving On Linux This...   Linux Gaming   01 Jun 2017
UBports Has A Lot Of Work This Summer For Letting...   Ubuntu   01 Jun 2017
Mesa 17.0.7 Released, Mesa 17.0 Hits The End Of The...   Mesa   01 Jun 2017
Qt 5.9 LTS Released With Its OpenVG Back-End &...   Qt   31 May 2017
KDE Neon User Edition 5.10 Released   Operating Systems   30 May 2017
KDE Plasma 5.10 Released   KDE   30 May 2017
Mesa 17.0.7 Being Prepped To End Out Mesa 17.0   Mesa   29 May 2017
Enlightenment 0.21.8 Released   Desktop   28 May 2017
Fractional Scaling Might Soon Be Accomplished For...   GNOME   28 May 2017
GNOME 3.25.2 Released   GNOME   28 May 2017
Arcan 0.5.2 Released: That Display Server Built On A...   Free Software   24 May 2017
Wayland's XDG-Shell Preparing For Stable   Wayland   24 May 2017
Igalia Making Progress On Improving Chromium Wayland   Wayland   23 May 2017
Samsung/Enlightenment Experiment With Wayland In A...   Wayland   20 May 2017
Chrome OS Is Working To Remove The Last Of Its X11...   Operating Systems   20 May 2017
Better KWin Wayland HiDPI Support Still Baking   KDE   18 May 2017
PasVulkan: Now You Can Make Use Of Vulkan In Object...   Vulkan   17 May 2017
Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Hooks In...   Vulkan   16 May 2017
KDE Plasma 5.10 Beta Ships With Folder View Default,...   KDE   15 May 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.34 Released   KDE   14 May 2017