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

Ubuntu 19.04 Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Popular...   Linux Gaming   18 Apr 2019
The Fastest Linux Distributions For Web Browsing -...   Operating Systems   29 Mar 2019
KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux...   Linux Gaming   30 Dec 2018
A Look At The Linux Graphics/Gaming Performance With...   Software   10 Sep 2018
KDE vs. GNOME, X.Org vs. Wayland Radeon Linux Gaming...   Linux Gaming   12 May 2018
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

Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Alpha With EGL Partial...   Wayland   07 Dec 2019
Libinput 1.15 Is On Approach With Various...   X.Org   05 Dec 2019
Chromium's Ozone Wayland Back-End Is Now Considered...   Wayland   05 Dec 2019
GNOME Shell + Mutter Had A Busy November With Some Big...   GNOME   03 Dec 2019
Mir 1.6 Released With New Wayland, DispmanX Platform...   Ubuntu   03 Dec 2019
XWayland Multi-Buffering Lands To Avoid Stuttering /...   X.Org   29 Nov 2019
Wayland's Weston 8.0 Bringing Direct-Display...   Wayland   27 Nov 2019
UBports' Ubuntu Touch Porting Now Easier To Newer...   Ubuntu   25 Nov 2019
X.Org Server 1.20.6 Released With Many Bug Fixes -...   X.Org   23 Nov 2019
XWayland Work Pending To Address Game...   X.Org   20 Nov 2019
NEMO-UX Vanishes As What Was A Wayland Shell Designed...   Wayland   19 Nov 2019
WXRC Is The Wayland XR Compositor For VR Headsets   Wayland   15 Nov 2019
Purism Outlines Librem 5 Software Work During October...   Free Software   15 Nov 2019
GNOME's Mutter Adds XWayland Full-Screen Games...   GNOME   01 Nov 2019
Mir Working On A Mir-On-Wayland Nested Compositor...   Ubuntu   30 Oct 2019
Fedora 31 Released For This Innovative Linux...   Fedora   29 Oct 2019
Ubuntu 19.10 Is The First Time We've Seen (X)Wayland...   Ubuntu   29 Oct 2019
Ubuntu's Mir Working On Replaceable Renderer, Hybrid...   Ubuntu   28 Oct 2019
MPV Player 0.30 Released For This Advanced Open-Source...   Multimedia   25 Oct 2019
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS To Optimize GNOME For Fast/Modern...   Ubuntu   25 Oct 2019
Fedora 31 Will Be Released Next Week Tuesday   Fedora   24 Oct 2019
UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Released   Ubuntu   23 Oct 2019
XDC2020 X.Org/Wayland/Mesa Conference To Be Hosted In...   X.Org   23 Oct 2019
Pop!_OS 19.10 Released With Tensorman Tool For...   Operating Systems   19 Oct 2019
kwin-lowlatency 5.17 Brings A Better Experience To The...   KDE   19 Oct 2019
Ubuntu 19.10 Available For Download With Its GNOME...   Ubuntu   17 Oct 2019
Purism Shares More Photos Of Initial Librem 5 Phones,...   Hardware   16 Oct 2019
A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are...   X.Org   16 Oct 2019
xf86-video-ati 19.1 Released With Crash & Hang...   X.Org   15 Oct 2019
KDE Plasma 5.17 Released With Wayland Improvements,...   KDE   15 Oct 2019
GNOME's Mutter 3.35.1 Fixes The Night Light Mode On...   GNOME   13 Oct 2019
KDE Plasma 5.17 Seeing Last Minute Bug Fixing   KDE   13 Oct 2019
XWayland Lands RandR/Vidmode Emulation For Better Game...   X.Org   12 Oct 2019
xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 Delivers A Batch Of Fixes   X.Org   12 Oct 2019
Mir 1.5 Released With Bug Fixes & Wayland...   Ubuntu   11 Oct 2019
X.Org Server To See New CI-Driven Automated Release...   X.Org   10 Oct 2019
GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.34.1 Deliver On Their...   GNOME   09 Oct 2019
KDE's KWin To Still Pursue X11 Composite Unredirect,...   KDE   08 Oct 2019
Firefox 71 Landing Wayland DMA-BUF Textures Support   Fedora   08 Oct 2019
NVIDIA Still Working On A Generic Allocator - Has...   NVIDIA   07 Oct 2019
"LIBOUTPUT" Proposed As New Library For...   X.Org   05 Oct 2019
It Looks Like HDMI FreeSync/VRR For Linux + Wayland...   AMD   04 Oct 2019
AMD Dominated Q3 In Wooing Over Linux / Open-Source...   Phoronix   03 Oct 2019
Intel's SNA 2D Acceleration Code Sees Rare Activity   Intel   29 Sep 2019
Java Applications On GNOME Under Wayland Will Now...   GNOME   28 Sep 2019
Purism Shows Off The Librem 5 Linux Smartphone In...   Hardware   26 Sep 2019
Fedora Workstation 31 Should Be Another Fantastic...   Fedora   23 Sep 2019
KDE Has Another Wayland Fractional Scaling Fix, Other...   KDE   22 Sep 2019
Ubuntu/Mir Developer Issues Porting Guide To Help Port...   Ubuntu   21 Sep 2019
GNOME 3.34 Should Be Hitting Clear Linux...   Clear Linux   20 Sep 2019
KDE Plasma 5.17 Beta Rolls Out With Wayland...   KDE   19 Sep 2019
Fedora 31 Beta Released With GNOME 3.34, Guts i686...   Fedora   17 Sep 2019
KDE's KWin Options UI Improved, Various Other...   KDE   15 Sep 2019
KDE Frameworks 5.62 Released With KWayland Additions...   KDE   14 Sep 2019
GNOME Shell + Mutter Patches Pending For Wayland...   GNOME   14 Sep 2019
Qt 5.14 Is Bringing Significantly Better HiDPI Support   Qt   13 Sep 2019
GNOME 3.34 Released With Its Many Performance...   GNOME   12 Sep 2019
KDE Now Supports Fractional Scaling On Wayland   Wayland   08 Sep 2019
KDE Will Prioritize Wayland, Consistency & Apps...   KDE   07 Sep 2019
Debian 10.1 Released With First Batch Of Fixes To...   Debian   07 Sep 2019
GNOME 3.34 RC2 Available For Final Testing Of This Big...   GNOME   07 Sep 2019
Last Minute Shell & Mutter Changes Ready For...   GNOME   05 Sep 2019
XWayland Sees Updated Protocol Support To Help WLROOTS...   X.Org   05 Sep 2019
NVIDIA Lands Another New OpenGL Extension In 2019...   NVIDIA   04 Sep 2019
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Flips Off Atomic By Default   X.Org   04 Sep 2019
Geometric Picking Finally Lands In GNOME/Mutter 3.34...   GNOME   02 Sep 2019
Waypipe Is Successfully Working For This...   Wayland   30 Aug 2019
Sway 1.2 Released For This Popular i3 Inspired Wayland...   Wayland   27 Aug 2019
NetBSD Made Progress Thanks To GSoC In Its March...   BSD   26 Aug 2019
KDE Ending Out August With Various Fixes & Other...   KDE   25 Aug 2019
Enlightenment 0.23 Released With Massive Wayland...   Desktop   24 Aug 2019
Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Released With PipeWire...   Wayland   23 Aug 2019
Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Released With Device Fixes,...   Ubuntu   22 Aug 2019
GNOME 3.34 Beta 2 Brings Last Minute Improvements To...   GNOME   21 Aug 2019
Librem 5 August Update - More Software Progress, No...   Hardware   21 Aug 2019
Xfce 4.16 Should Be Out Next Year But Without GTK4 Or...   Desktop   21 Aug 2019
GNOME 3.34 Works Out Refined XWayland Support For X11...   GNOME   20 Aug 2019
NetBSD Sees Its First Wayland Application Running   BSD   19 Aug 2019
System76 Unveils Their Firmware Manager Project For...   Hardware   17 Aug 2019
Mir 1.4 Released With Fix For GTK3, Support For...   Ubuntu   13 Aug 2019
ROCK Pi 4 Is Becoming A Good Arm SBC With Panfrost...   Hardware   13 Aug 2019
Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland   Wayland   12 Aug 2019
Wave Hello To WEV - Similar To X.Org's Xev For Event...   Wayland   11 Aug 2019
KDE Picks Up Much Better GTK3 App Integration, Better...   KDE   11 Aug 2019
GNOME Shell & Mutter Reach The 3.34 Beta Milestone...   GNOME   10 Aug 2019
Sway 1.2-RC1 Released For The i3-Inspired Wayland...   Wayland   09 Aug 2019
Libinput 1.14 Released With Dell Canvas Totem Support,...   X.Org   08 Aug 2019
Valve's ACO Compiler, Zink, FreeSync & Other...   X.Org   06 Aug 2019
GNOME 3.34 Now Supports Starting XWayland On-Demand   Wayland   06 Aug 2019
KDE System Settings Now Shows Basic Hardware/Software...   KDE   04 Aug 2019
The MATE Desktop Is Becoming Quite Usable On Wayland...   Desktop   02 Aug 2019
AMD Dominated The Conversation Among Linux/Open-Source...   Phoronix   01 Aug 2019
Valve Funded Development Of Xrdesktop - Lets GNOME...   Valve   30 Jul 2019
Latte Dock 0.9 Brings Better Settings, Layout...   KDE   28 Jul 2019
SDL 2.0.10 Released With New APIs, Drops Mir In Favor...   Linux Gaming   25 Jul 2019
GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.33.4 Released   GNOME   20 Jul 2019
Weston 7.0 Reaches Alpha With PipeWire, HDCP, EGL...   Wayland   20 Jul 2019
Wayland's Weston Lands A Pipewire Plug-In As New...   Wayland   19 Jul 2019
Libinput 1.14 RC Arrives With Better Thumb Detection...   X.Org   19 Jul 2019
Latte Dock 0.9 Beta Brings Wayland Improvements,...   KDE   18 Jul 2019