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 21.04 - X.Org vs. Wayland Linux Gaming...   Linux Gaming   29 Apr 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Server Performance Offering Nice Gains...   Operating Systems   21 Apr 2021
GNOME XWayland Radeon Gaming Performance Is In Good...   Linux Gaming   01 Feb 2021
Ubuntu 20.04 Gaming Performance Across Desktops, X.Org...   Linux Gaming   28 Apr 2020
Firefox Performance On Wayland Is Looking Good -...   Software   20 Apr 2020
X.Org vs. Wayland Browser Performance With Firefox +...   Software   10 Apr 2020
Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Session...   Linux Gaming   30 Mar 2020
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

Red Hat Is Hiring So Linux Can Finally Have Good HDR...   Red Hat   17 Sep 2021
The Current State Of Intel Discrete Graphics On Linux:...   Intel   17 Sep 2021
KWinFT Continues Working On WLROOTS Render, Library...   Wayland   17 Sep 2021
KDE Plasma 5.23 Beta Released As The 25th Anniversary...   KDE   16 Sep 2021
Libinput 1.19 Released With Hold Gestures & High...   Wayland   14 Sep 2021
Mesa Lands Option That Can Help XWayland-Based Gaming...   Mesa   13 Sep 2021
KDE Sees More Plasma Wayland Fixes As Plasma 5.23 Hits...   KDE   11 Sep 2021
High Resolution Scrolling On Linux Progressing, Apple...   Hardware   05 Sep 2021
NVIDIA Confirms Sway Wayland Compositor Works Fine...   NVIDIA   04 Sep 2021
KDE's Plasma Wayland Session Is "Finally Reaching...   KDE   04 Sep 2021
Wayland Protocols 1.22 Released With DRM Object...   Wayland   01 Sep 2021
Debian 11, Valve Happenings, Linux 5.14 & More...   Phoronix   01 Sep 2021
Chrome/Chromium's Ozone X11 Code Now Fully Enabled,...   Google   29 Aug 2021
KDE Plasma 5.23 Will Be Another Exciting Release With...   KDE   28 Aug 2021
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Release Schedule Published   Ubuntu   27 Aug 2021
Google Working On Making VirtIO-GPU More Extensible   Virtualization   26 Aug 2021
GNOME 41 Beta Released With "Calls" SIP/VoIP...   GNOME   23 Aug 2021
KDE Plasma Introduces A New Overview Effect, Many...   KDE   21 Aug 2021
MATE 1.26 Desktop Released With Some Wayland Support,...   Desktop   18 Aug 2021
KDE Sees More Improvements To Plasma, Konsole, Breeze...   KDE   14 Aug 2021
SDL 2.0.16 Released With Better Wayland Support,...   Linux Gaming   10 Aug 2021
NVIDIA 470.63.01 Linux Driver Brings RTX A2000, Vulkan...   NVIDIA   10 Aug 2021
X.Org Server 21.1 Will Aim To Release In The Coming...   X.Org   10 Aug 2021
DRM Lease Protocol Support Merged For Wayland For VR...   Wayland   07 Aug 2021
Many Interesting Talks On Deck For The X.Org...   X.Org   04 Aug 2021
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson...   Phoronix   01 Aug 2021
SDL 2.0.16 Is On The Way With Better Wayland Support,...   Linux Gaming   01 Aug 2021
Lutris 0.5.9 Beta Released With Epic Games Store...   Linux Gaming   01 Aug 2021
KDE's HiDPI Scaling Support For X11 Is Getting Into...   KDE   31 Jul 2021
xf86-video-amdgpu 21.0.0 Released For Radeon Linux...   Radeon   30 Jul 2021
SDL2 Lands Support For Client-Side Decorations On...   Wayland   26 Jul 2021
KDE Making It Easy To Tune Your Laptop's Power...   KDE   24 Jul 2021
Mesa 21.2-rc2 Released With An Initial Batch Of Fixes   Mesa   22 Jul 2021
NVIDIA Releases 470.57.02 Linux Driver, DLSS SDK Adds...   NVIDIA   19 Jul 2021
Ultra App Kit 1.1 Released As New Cross-Platform UI...   Linux Gaming   19 Jul 2021
KDE's KWin Reworks Its DRM Code, Many Other...   KDE   17 Jul 2021
KWinFT Lands Code To Now Use WLROOTS For Wayland   KDE   16 Jul 2021
Ubuntu Developer Still Pursuing Triple Buffering, Deep...   GNOME   12 Jul 2021
New X.Org Server Release While Maintaining Separate...   X.Org   11 Jul 2021
XWayland 21.1.2 Released With NVIDIA Hardware...   Wayland   09 Jul 2021
KDE Kicks Off July With More Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   09 Jul 2021
Mesa 21.2 Lands NVIDIA's Code For Handling Alternate...   Mesa   07 Jul 2021
X.Org Server 21.1 Development Snapshot Released   X.Org   05 Jul 2021
KDE Ends June With Wayland Fixes, More Responsive...   KDE   03 Jul 2021
Intel Crocus, Linux 5.13, Other Vendor Happenings Made...   Phoronix   30 Jun 2021
XWayland 21.1.2 Nears With NVIDIA Hardware...   X.Org   30 Jun 2021
KDE Pushes More Plasma Wayland Improvements, Plug-in...   KDE   26 Jun 2021
Sway 1.6.1 Wayland Compositor Released With WLROOTS...   Wayland   25 Jun 2021
NVIDIA Posts 470 Linux Driver Beta With Better Wayland...   NVIDIA   22 Jun 2021
NVIDIA Releasing DLSS Support For Vulkan API Games On...   NVIDIA   21 Jun 2021
Vulkan 1.2.182 Released With Some Prominent Extensions...   Vulkan   21 Jun 2021
KDE Akademy 2021 Video Streams As Developers Discuss...   KDE   20 Jun 2021
Surface Suspension Protocol Proposed For Wayland   Wayland   20 Jun 2021
KDE Gets Expandable Tooltips, Larger Clipboard, More...   KDE   19 Jun 2021
KWinFT Going Through Code Refactoring, Working On...   KDE   13 Jun 2021
Plasma 5.23 Picking Up Latest Breeze Evolution Style,...   KDE   12 Jun 2021
NVIDIA Confirms Plans To Drop "Kepler" GPU...   NVIDIA   11 Jun 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.5 Released As A Minor Radeon Vulkan...   Radeon   11 Jun 2021
Microsoft's Hyper-V DRM Display Driver Will Land For...   Microsoft   09 Jun 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Released With Much Better Wayland...   KDE   08 Jun 2021
Canonical's Mir 2.4 Brings Numerous X11 + Wayland...   Ubuntu   08 Jun 2021
Experimental Wayland Driver For Wine Now Supports...   WINE   07 Jun 2021
KDE Gears Up For The Plasma 5.22 Release Next Week   KDE   05 Jun 2021
Libinput 1.18 Released With Better Gesture Detection   X.Org   02 Jun 2021
OBS Studio 27.0 Released With Undo/Redo, Wayland...   Free Software   01 Jun 2021
X.Org Server Git Lands Latest Patches To Help NVIDIA...   X.Org   31 May 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Faster For NVIDIA + Wayland, More...   KDE   29 May 2021
KDE Introduces KCommandBar For HUD-Style Popups   KDE   22 May 2021
NVIDIA 470 Series To Be The Last Supporting GTX...   NVIDIA   21 May 2021
XDC2021 Goes Virtual Again As Annual Wayland / Mesa /...   X.Org   20 May 2021
Firefox Making Strides On Improved Linux Stability...   Mozilla   19 May 2021
XWayland Lands Support For Sharing Pixmaps Via MIT-SHM   X.Org   19 May 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.3 Released With CPU Optimization,...   Radeon   18 May 2021
Fedora 35 Aims For Better Experience Running Vintage...   Fedora   17 May 2021
KDE Still Isn't For Client-Side Decorations But Has...   KDE   16 May 2021
KDE Continues Pushing More Wayland Fixes Into Plasma...   KDE   15 May 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Beta Ready For Testing With Much...   KDE   14 May 2021
GIMP 2.99.6 Released But Still No Idea When GIMP 3.0...   Free Software   08 May 2021
GNUstep Releases Early Wayland Support, Many Other...   Desktop   06 May 2021
Taiwins 0.3 Released As Newest Wayland Compositor...   Wayland   04 May 2021
Wayland-Protocols 1.21 Released With XDG_Activation,...   Wayland   03 May 2021
Hypocrite Commits, Rocket Lake Benchmarks, Arch's New...   Phoronix   01 May 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Now Supports FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync On...   KDE   01 May 2021
Ubuntu 21.10 "Impish Indri" Development...   Ubuntu   28 Apr 2021
Fedora 34 Released As A Hugely Exciting Update For...   Fedora   27 Apr 2021
Fedora 34 To Release Next Week As A Very Exciting...   Fedora   24 Apr 2021
KDE Sees Another Wayland Session Crash Fix, SDDM To No...   KDE   24 Apr 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Released With Wayland By Default, New...   Ubuntu   22 Apr 2021
Mesa 21.0.3 + Mesa 21.1-rc2 Released   Mesa   21 Apr 2021
Microsoft Posts WSLg Preview - GUI App Support With...   Microsoft   21 Apr 2021
Arch-Based Endeavour OS Spins Up April Release, Adds...   Operating Systems   18 Apr 2021
KDE Will Now Let You Easily Disable Offline Updates,...   KDE   17 Apr 2021
openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 40   SUSE   16 Apr 2021
NVIDIA 465.24.02 Linux Driver Released As Stable   NVIDIA   14 Apr 2021
X.Org Server 1.20.11 Released Due To New Security...   X.Org   13 Apr 2021
Slackware 15 Beta Process Begins   Operating Systems   13 Apr 2021
Arcan Presents "Pipeworld" Dataflow...   Desktop   13 Apr 2021
KDE KWin Introducing Item-Based Scenes For Improved...   KDE   12 Apr 2021
KDE Lands More Crash Fixes, Activities Feature Working...   KDE   10 Apr 2021
X.Org Server Git Lands Support For...   NVIDIA   09 Apr 2021