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

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

Adreno 600 Series Support Lands In Mesa 18.3 Gallium3D   Mesa   18 Aug 2018
Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 RC2 Released To Fix...   Wayland   18 Aug 2018
Mir Has Partial Support For The NVIDIA Proprietary...   Ubuntu   17 Aug 2018
Lubuntu Planning Switch To Wayland, Porting Openbox To...   Ubuntu   17 Aug 2018
VKMS Coming In Linux 4.19 Is One Of The Best GSoC...   Linux Kernel   15 Aug 2018
Mesa 18.2-RC3 Released With Two Dozen Fixes   Mesa   15 Aug 2018
Libinput 1.12 RC2 Continues Working On Improving Linux...   Wayland   14 Aug 2018
XDC2018 Will Have Many Interesting Talks On Vulkan,...   X.Org   12 Aug 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.49 Released With Many Changes   KDE   11 Aug 2018
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Release Candidates For...   Wayland   11 Aug 2018
Mir Now Supports XDG Shell Stable   Ubuntu   11 Aug 2018
Mesa 18.2-RC2 Released With 17 Fixes So Far   Mesa   08 Aug 2018
Mir's EGMDE Desktop Is Now Available From The Snap...   Ubuntu   07 Aug 2018
X.Org Server 1.20.1 Released With Many Bug Fixes   X.Org   07 Aug 2018
Sway 1.0 Alpha 5 Brings Multi-GPU Support, Virtual...   Wayland   06 Aug 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 Branch Created, Latest EGLStreams...   X.Org   05 Aug 2018
Advanced DRI Configuration Picking Up New Features   Mesa   04 Aug 2018
Adreno A6xx Gallium3D Support Coming Together   Mesa   04 Aug 2018
Purism Shares Latest Librem 5 Phone Hardware Plans,...   Hardware   03 Aug 2018
Wayland Shells From The Perspective Of WLROOTS   Wayland   02 Aug 2018
The Current Happenings Within LXQt As Of Summer 2018   Desktop   01 Aug 2018
Mutter Gets More Crash Fixes, GNOME Shell Better Deals...   GNOME   01 Aug 2018
Kodi 18 Alpha 3 Released With Better Stability   Multimedia   01 Aug 2018
GNOME Might Need To Crack Down On Their JavaScript...   GNOME   31 Jul 2018
Wayland Protocols 1.16 Released With Few Updates   Wayland   30 Jul 2018
XWayland Now Makes Sure DRI3 Gets Turned On For GLAMOR   X.Org   30 Jul 2018
Libinput 1.12 Is Going To Be A Big Release For...   Wayland   30 Jul 2018
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Hit The Beta Milestone   Wayland   28 Jul 2018
Fedora 29 Is Shaping Up To Be A Very Exciting Release   Fedora   25 Jul 2018
Sway 1.0 Alpha 4 Released With Real-Time Video...   Wayland   18 Jul 2018
GNOME Shell & Mutter Updated Ahead Of GNOME 3.29.4   GNOME   18 Jul 2018
Red Hat Continues Driving Wonderful Innovations In...   Fedora   18 Jul 2018
Librem 5 Development Boards Won't Be Shipping Now...   Hardware   16 Jul 2018
The State Of The VKMS Driver, Preparations For vBlank...   Linux Kernel   16 Jul 2018
Latte Dock 0.8 Released For This KDE-Aligned Desktop...   KDE   15 Jul 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.48 Brings KWayland Fixes & Many...   KDE   14 Jul 2018
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Reach Alpha   Wayland   13 Jul 2018
Mir 0.32.1 Released With Launcher For Internal Wayland...   Ubuntu   13 Jul 2018
More Mutter Performance Tuning Work Landing For GNOME...   GNOME   13 Jul 2018
Libinput Gets Reworked Trackpoint Acceleration   Wayland   13 Jul 2018
Virtual Kernel Mode-Setting Driver Being Added To...   Linux Kernel   12 Jul 2018
GNOME 3.30 Mutter Relieves Wayland Code From Depending...   GNOME   07 Jul 2018
Wayland's Weston Picks Up Force-On, Modifiers, Aspect...   Wayland   07 Jul 2018
Latte Dock 0.8 Is Around The Corner With Many New...   KDE   06 Jul 2018
Wayland-Protocols 1.15 Adds XDG-Decoration Protocol...   Wayland   05 Jul 2018
Apple, Ryzen, Valve & The Evolving Linux Kernel...   Free Software   04 Jul 2018
How To Make Use Of Wayland Screen Sharing With...   Wayland   04 Jul 2018
Mir Developers Ponder Their Approach For Supporting...   Ubuntu   02 Jul 2018
Red Hat Making Progress On KDE/GNOME Wayland...   Wayland   02 Jul 2018
LLVM Quitter, Ryzen & Git Were Most Popular Linux...   Free Software   30 Jun 2018
Mir 0.32 Released With Much-Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   29 Jun 2018
Firefox 62.0 Beta Brings CSS Variable Fonts,...   Mozilla   27 Jun 2018
GTK+ 3.94 Released As The Next Step Towards GTK4   GNOME   26 Jun 2018
Allwinner Releases New User-Space OpenGL Mali Binary...   Hardware   25 Jun 2018
Making Use Of Ubuntu Graphical Snaps With Mir-Kiosk   Ubuntu   25 Jun 2018
SDL2 Wayland Now Supports XDG Shell's XDG_WM_Base   Wayland   25 Jun 2018
GTK+ 3.24 To Deliver Some New Features While Waiting...   GNOME   23 Jun 2018
X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019   X.Org   23 Jun 2018
Kodi 18 Alpha 2 Released With Stability &...   Multimedia   22 Jun 2018
The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements...   X.Org   22 Jun 2018
GNOME 3.29.3 Released As The Latest Step Towards GNOME...   GNOME   20 Jun 2018
NVIDIA & Valve Line Up Among The Sponsors For...   X.Org   19 Jun 2018
Sway 1.0 Wayland Compositor Nears With Floating...   Wayland   19 Jun 2018
A Session Suspension & Restoration Protocol...   KDE   18 Jun 2018
NVIDIA Contributes EGLStreams Improvements For GNOME's...   GNOME   16 Jun 2018
Mir 0.32 Is Inching Close To Release With Many...   Ubuntu   15 Jun 2018
Purism's PureOS To Explore OSTree/Flatpak, Wants To...   Operating Systems   15 Jun 2018
Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software...   Hardware   13 Jun 2018
Intel Developers Working On HDCP Content Protection...   Intel   13 Jun 2018
Wayland's Weston 5.0 Moved Up To An August Release   Wayland   13 Jun 2018
KDE Plasma 5.13 Ships As The Best Plasma 5 Release Yet   KDE   12 Jun 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.47 Released With Various Improvements   KDE   09 Jun 2018
Wayland Remote Desktop May Come To Fedora 29   Wayland   08 Jun 2018
Libinput 1.11 Released With Record & Replay...   Wayland   05 Jun 2018
Martin Flöser Steps Down As Maintainer Of KDE's KWin   KDE   04 Jun 2018
Weston Might Move To 4 Month Releases While Wayland's...   Wayland   03 Jun 2018
The Arcan Display Server's Progress With VR, Wayland...   Free Software   02 Jun 2018
Linux Distro Tests, New Ryzen, & LLVM Topped Our...   Phoronix   31 May 2018
XWayland Gets Patch To Automatically Use EGLStreams...   X.Org   31 May 2018
Weston Now Has Its New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   30 May 2018
The Many Wayland Improvements In Qt 5.11   Qt   29 May 2018
Some Of The Features Expected For Fedora 29   Fedora   29 May 2018
Evdev Driver Updated, Libinput 1.11 Prepares For...   X.Org   29 May 2018
The Virtual KMS Module Has Begun Progressing As Part...   X.Org   28 May 2018
Firefox Developers Still Hesitant About Using EGL Over...   Mozilla   26 May 2018
Igalia Continues Working On Wayland & Accelerated...   Wayland   26 May 2018
Mir Is Running On Arch Linux; Mir Also Progressing...   Ubuntu   26 May 2018
GNOME 3.29.2 Released As The Second Step Towards GNOME...   GNOME   25 May 2018
OpenSUSE Leap 15 Released, Based On SUSE Linux...   SUSE   25 May 2018
XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling   X.Org   24 May 2018
UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4   Ubuntu   24 May 2018
Libinput 1.11 Is Bringing With It Many Linux Input...   Wayland   22 May 2018
KDE Plasma 5.13 Beta Released With A Compelling Number...   KDE   18 May 2018
Purism Is Proposing A Virtual Keyboard Protocol For...   Wayland   18 May 2018
A Remote KMS Linux Backend Is Being Worked On That...   X.Org   17 May 2018
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa,...   X.Org   17 May 2018
X.Org Server 1.21 Opens For Development   X.Org   14 May 2018
KDE Plasma Developers Collaborating With Sway On...   KDE   14 May 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.46 As The Latest Add-Ons Update   KDE   12 May 2018
Logind Support For Mir Is Getting Closer To Working   Ubuntu   11 May 2018