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

Intel Graphics On Ubuntu: GNOME vs. KDE vs. Xfce vs....   Software   21 Jan 2018
Intel Graphics Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10   Linux Gaming   20 Oct 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most...   Operating Systems   19 Oct 2017
Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs....   Linux Gaming   18 Oct 2017
Fedora 26 vs. 27 Beta Benchmarks, Wayland vs. X.Org...   Operating Systems   14 Oct 2017
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

SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland...   Free Software   23 Feb 2018
Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000...   Mesa   23 Feb 2018
Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around...   Ubuntu   23 Feb 2018
NVIDIA Developer Posts Open-Source Tegra Support For...   NVIDIA   22 Feb 2018
Qt Has A Super Busy Year Ahead With A Lot Of Features...   Qt   22 Feb 2018
VA-API 1.0 Video Acceleration Is Approved For Fedora...   Fedora   18 Feb 2018
Snapd 2.31 Better Supports Wayland Via Mir, Canonical...   Ubuntu   18 Feb 2018
Solus 4 To Offer Experimental GNOME Wayland Session,...   Operating Systems   16 Feb 2018
DRI3 v1.1 Updated by Collabora For Modifiers &...   X.Org   16 Feb 2018
Mir 0.30 Released With Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   15 Feb 2018
Wayland Protocols 1.13 Introduces New Input Timestamp...   Wayland   15 Feb 2018
GNOME 3.28 Beta Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   14 Feb 2018
X.Org, GNOME & The 200+ Other Organizations For...   Google   14 Feb 2018
Qt 5.10.1 Ships With More Than 300 Bug Fixes   Qt   13 Feb 2018
A Recap Of The Many Interesting Presentations At...   Linux Events   13 Feb 2018
Libinput 1.10 Released With Better Palm Detection,...   Wayland   13 Feb 2018
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Now Planned For Release...   Wayland   12 Feb 2018
The Current State Of Kodi 18 Development   Multimedia   11 Feb 2018
Mir 0.30 Is Getting Buttoned Up For Release   Ubuntu   10 Feb 2018
VLC 3.0 Released   Multimedia   09 Feb 2018
OpenSUSE Leap 15 Will Ship With Plasma Wayland Option   SUSE   08 Feb 2018
VLC 3.0 Should Be Out By The End Of The Week   Multimedia   08 Feb 2018
XWayland Gets Initial Support For EGLStreams To...   X.Org   07 Feb 2018
SDL Now Supports Wayland's XDG-Shell   Wayland   07 Feb 2018
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu...   Desktop   07 Feb 2018
KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Released With Much Better Wayland...   KDE   06 Feb 2018
Atomic Mode-Setting Finally Landing For Wayland's...   Wayland   06 Feb 2018
GTK+ 4.0 Gets More House Cleaning, Dropping Old...   GNOME   06 Feb 2018
~80 Patches Are Left For Having Intel i965 SPIR-V...   Mesa   05 Feb 2018
GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK...   GNOME   05 Feb 2018
Kodi 18 Is Coming But They Are Already Thinking About...   Multimedia   04 Feb 2018
Igalia's Battle Getting Chromium Running Nicely On...   Wayland   04 Feb 2018
Radeon Linux Graphics Stack, RadeonSI Shaders Update...   Radeon   03 Feb 2018
GLXVND Server Module / Server-Side GLVND Updated For...   X.Org   03 Feb 2018
Purism Might Develop An X11-Free Wayland Compositor...   Wayland   02 Feb 2018
GNOME 3.28 Beta Is Next Week Marking The Feature/UI...   GNOME   02 Feb 2018
FOSDEM 2018 Is This Weekend In Brussels   Linux Events   02 Feb 2018
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018   Phoronix   01 Feb 2018
Fedora 28 Planning For VA-API 1.0 Support   Fedora   30 Jan 2018
NVIDIA 390.25 Linux Driver Released With GTX 1060 5GB...   NVIDIA   29 Jan 2018
KWin Developer's Response To The GNOME CSD Initiative   KDE   27 Jan 2018
PipeWire Is Making Progress But Still Needs More Time...   GNOME   26 Jan 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Default To The X.Org Stack, Not...   Ubuntu   26 Jan 2018
Firefox 59 Might Ship With Working Wayland Support   Mozilla   25 Jan 2018
The Qt 5.11 Feature Freeze Is Imminent   Qt   25 Jan 2018
XWayland Gets XDG-Output Support For Potential...   X.Org   24 Jan 2018
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Offers Wayland In Tech...   Red Hat   24 Jan 2018
GNOME's Mutter Now Supports GBM With Modifiers -...   GNOME   24 Jan 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 Gets Another XWayland Improvement:...   X.Org   22 Jan 2018
Libinput 1.10 Is On The Way To Remove Touchpad...   Wayland   22 Jan 2018
GNOME Rolls Out The GTK Text Input Protocol For...   GNOME   20 Jan 2018
Purism Eyeing The i.MX8M For The Librem 5 Smartphone,...   Hardware   16 Jan 2018
KDE's KWin Now Considers Its X11 Code To Be Under An...   KDE   16 Jan 2018
Advanced DRI Configurator: A New Mesa GUI Project   Mesa   16 Jan 2018
KDE Plasma 5.12 Reaches Beta With Faster Start-Up...   KDE   15 Jan 2018
Experimental XDG-Shell Support For Mir's Wayland...   Ubuntu   15 Jan 2018
Some Of What's Coming For Wayland's Weston 4.0...   Wayland   14 Jan 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.42 Brings Wayland Improvements,...   KDE   13 Jan 2018
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Planning For Release...   Wayland   11 Jan 2018
NVIDIA Contributes Some New Tegra/Nouveau Patches   Nouveau   11 Jan 2018
xf86-video-intel Gets Coffee Lake Support   Intel   11 Jan 2018
Server-Side GLVND Updated While X.Org Server 1.20...   X.Org   10 Jan 2018
Solus Experimenting With Qt Wayland Compositor, NVIDIA...   Operating Systems   04 Jan 2018
With Qt 6.0 Development To Heat Up, 2018 Should Be...   Qt   02 Jan 2018
The Most Popular Articles On Phoronix In 2017   Phoronix   31 Dec 2017
Arcan 0.5.4 Display Server Released With Durden 0.4...   Desktop   31 Dec 2017
Ubuntu's Reformulated Desktop Was The Talk Of 2017   Ubuntu   30 Dec 2017
Wayland Made More Inroads In 2017   Wayland   29 Dec 2017
NVIDIA's New Allocator Library Will Need A Lot Of Work...   NVIDIA   29 Dec 2017
Wlroots Is A New, Modular Wayland Compositor Library   Wayland   28 Dec 2017
Intel's Linux & Open-Source Advancements In 2017   Intel   27 Dec 2017
The Vulkan Moments Of 2017: More Games, Better Drivers...   Vulkan   27 Dec 2017
VLC 3.0-RC3 Released With Hardware Decoding That Works...   Multimedia   25 Dec 2017
Chromium Embedded Framework Closer To Native Wayland...   Wayland   23 Dec 2017
FreeBSD Looks At Making Wayland Support Available By...   BSD   22 Dec 2017
Canonical's Mir 2018 Plans Include Some Potentially...   Ubuntu   22 Dec 2017
Samsung Dealing With Wayland "Zombie...   Wayland   22 Dec 2017
Intel Posts Experimental Patches For...   Intel   21 Dec 2017
X.Org Server 1.19.6 Released   X.Org   20 Dec 2017
NVIDIA's Open-Source Christmas: Experimental Allocator...   Nouveau   20 Dec 2017
Atomic Mode-Setting Support For Wayland's Weston Might...   Wayland   20 Dec 2017
GNOME's Mutter Now Supports XWayland Keyboard...   GNOME   18 Dec 2017
The Architecture Of XWayland To Let X11 Apps Run On...   Wayland   18 Dec 2017
Manjaro 17.1 Release Candidate 1 Arrives, GNOME...   Operating Systems   17 Dec 2017
Mir Had A Wild Year From Nearly Being Killed Alongside...   Ubuntu   17 Dec 2017
GIMP Picks Up Support For The New...   GNOME   17 Dec 2017
Struggling Open-Source Support, Pascal Rocking &...   NVIDIA   16 Dec 2017
Improved Wayland Application Redraws Coming To...   Wayland   16 Dec 2017
Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional...   Wayland   15 Dec 2017
Fedora Linux Had Another Innovative Year   Fedora   15 Dec 2017
VirtIO DRM Window Server Support: Letting Guest VMs...   Linux Kernel   14 Dec 2017
Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland...   Ubuntu   14 Dec 2017
Ubuntu Developers Working Towards The Eventual...   Ubuntu   13 Dec 2017
KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So...   KDE   13 Dec 2017
Wayland Had An Impressive 2017 With KDE Support...   Wayland   13 Dec 2017
It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon   Multimedia   13 Dec 2017
Qualcomm Mentions "Vulkan2" & What I...   Vulkan   12 Dec 2017
GIMP 2.9.8 Released With On-Canvas Gradient Editing,...   Desktop   12 Dec 2017
KDE Wayland Began Taking Shape, More Music Players...   KDE   12 Dec 2017
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   11 Dec 2017