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

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
Sway 1.6 Wayland Compositor Released With Smoother...   Wayland   07 Apr 2021
Wayland Is Driving Fragmentation Around EDID Parsing -...   Wayland   07 Apr 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Testing Week Continues For Taming The...   Ubuntu   04 Apr 2021
OBS Studio 27.0-rc1 Released With Wayland Support,...   Multimedia   03 Apr 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Released For This Linux 5.11 Powered...   Ubuntu   01 Apr 2021
Linux 5.12 Corruption, GNOME 40, AMD Milan, Rust In...   Phoronix   01 Apr 2021
Qt 6.0.3 Released With Another ~40 Bug Fixes   Qt   31 Mar 2021
OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support   Wayland   31 Mar 2021
GTK 4.2 Released With NGL Renderer By Default   GNOME   30 Mar 2021
NVIDIA 465.19.01 Linux Beta Driver Released   NVIDIA   30 Mar 2021
The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News...   Mesa   29 Mar 2021
NVIDIA Proposes Mesa Patches To Support Alternative...   NVIDIA   29 Mar 2021
KDE Introduces "Quick Settings" Page, Lands...   KDE   27 Mar 2021
Intel's VA-API Library LibVA 2.11 Released With...   Multimedia   24 Mar 2021
GNOME 40 Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   24 Mar 2021
Xfce 4.18 Planning Begins With An Eye On Wayland...   Desktop   23 Mar 2021
KDE Saw More Wayland Fixes This Week, Other Changes   KDE   20 Mar 2021
GNOME 40 Release Candidate Arrives Ahead Of Next...   GNOME   19 Mar 2021
FreeBSD: Sway Compositor Can Run While KDE Plasma On...   BSD   19 Mar 2021
NVIDIA 460.67 Linux Driver Brings A Few Fixes, 5.11...   NVIDIA   18 Mar 2021
Standalone XWayland Makes It For Ubuntu 21.04 Along...   Ubuntu   18 Mar 2021
XWayland 21.1 Standalone Released To Offer Better X11...   X.Org   17 Mar 2021
Sway 1.6-rc1 Released With Better Touchscreen/Tablet...   Wayland   17 Mar 2021
The Last Minute GNOME Shell + Mutter 40 Release...   GNOME   16 Mar 2021
Fedora Workstation 34 Should Be Very Exciting With...   Fedora   16 Mar 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Will Better Warn You If Your Disk...   KDE   13 Mar 2021
GNOME 40 Introducing Headless Native Backend, Virtual...   GNOME   12 Mar 2021
NVIDIA 470 Series Driver Looks Like It Will Bring...   NVIDIA   09 Mar 2021
GNOME 40 Mutter Lands Wayland Presentation-Time...   GNOME   08 Mar 2021
Waffle 1.7 Released For Runtime OpenGL / Windowing...   Mesa   08 Mar 2021
X.Org Foundation Bows Out For Google Summer of Code...   X.Org   07 Mar 2021
LABWC Is The Newest Stacking Wayland Compositor   Wayland   06 Mar 2021
NVIDIA 470 Linux Driver Series To Be "Even More...   NVIDIA   05 Mar 2021
Wine's Project Leader Has Given A Blessing To The...   WINE   05 Mar 2021
Vulkan 1.2.171 Released With New Extension For...   Vulkan   01 Mar 2021
KDE Rolling Out New CLI Tools, Many Crash Fixes   KDE   27 Feb 2021
GNOME 40 Beta Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   24 Feb 2021
GNOME Shell + Mutter 40 Beta Released With Wayland...   GNOME   23 Feb 2021
Libinput 1.17 Brings New Debugging Tool, 2/3 Finger...   Free Software   23 Feb 2021
VRR, Lower Latency Likely Coming For KDE's KWin...   KDE   22 Feb 2021
KDE Sees More Crash Fixes Following Plasma 5.21...   KDE   20 Feb 2021
Experimental Wayland Support For Wine Now Sees More...   Wayland   19 Feb 2021
XWayland 21.1 Release Candidate Offers Split From The...   X.Org   17 Feb 2021
KDE Plasma 5.21 Released With Better Wayland Support,...   KDE   16 Feb 2021
Plasma 5.21 Continues Seeing Lots Of Fixes Ahead Of...   KDE   13 Feb 2021
OBS Studio Merges Its EGL-Wayland Code To Natively...   Wayland   12 Feb 2021
Mir 2.3.2 Released With Better XWayland HiDPI,...   Ubuntu   11 Feb 2021
The Work Ahead For Ubuntu 21.04 To Switch To Wayland...   Ubuntu   09 Feb 2021
KWinFT 5.21 Beta Pushes a "Monumental...   KDE   08 Feb 2021
KDE Plasma 5.22 Will Support Direct Scan-Out For...   KDE   06 Feb 2021
Fedora 34 Will See HarfBuzz-Enabled FreeType As The...   Fedora   05 Feb 2021
Ubuntu Core + Mir Is Powering Smart Exercise Mirrors   Ubuntu   04 Feb 2021
Raspberry Pi's V3DV Vulkan Driver Has Been Picking Up...   Mesa   03 Feb 2021
Godot 4.0 Game Engine Seeing Many Exciting CPU / GPU...   Linux Gaming   03 Feb 2021