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

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

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
Triple Buffering Likely Not Landing Until GNOME 42   GNOME   01 Feb 2021
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January...   Phoronix   01 Feb 2021
Taiwins Wayland Compositor Switches From WLROOTS To...   Wayland   31 Jan 2021
Google's Pandemic-Minded GSoC Will Be A Lot Less...   Google   31 Jan 2021
GNOME Shell Merges Its New Horizontal Workspaces   GNOME   30 Jan 2021
KDE Ends Out January With A Lot Of Fixes For Plasma...   KDE   30 Jan 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 To Turn On LTO Optimizations For Its...   Ubuntu   29 Jan 2021
XWayland 21.1 Planned For Release In Mid-March   X.Org   29 Jan 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Will Try To Use Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   28 Jan 2021
Wayland 1.19 Released With Small Protocol Updates,...   Wayland   27 Jan 2021
GNOME 40 Alpha Released   GNOME   26 Jan 2021
UBports Aiming For An Exciting 2021 With Ubuntu Touch   Ubuntu   25 Jan 2021
The State of GNOME 40's Threaded Input   GNOME   23 Jan 2021
KDE Saw Many Fixes + Improvements On Top Of Shipping...   KDE   23 Jan 2021
KDE Plasma 5.21 Now In Beta With Much Improved Wayland...   KDE   21 Jan 2021
Vulkan Wayland Compositors Are Nearing Reality   Vulkan   20 Jan 2021
GNOME 40 Will Now Handle XWayland On-Demand By Default   GNOME   19 Jan 2021
Gentoo Saw Total Commits Rise By 42% In 2020, Great...   Operating Systems   17 Jan 2021
Fedora 34 To Ship An ISO With The i3 Window Manager   Fedora   13 Jan 2021
Fedora Looks To Overhaul Its Community Outreach   Fedora   12 Jan 2021
KDE's KWin Compositor Sees Near Total Rewrite Of...   KDE   09 Jan 2021
NVIDIA Prepares XWayland OpenGL/Vulkan Acceleration...   NVIDIA   07 Jan 2021
Fedora 34 To Ship With Standalone XWayland, LLVM 12 +...   Fedora   05 Jan 2021
Lutris 0.5.8.2 Linux Game Manager Brings Wayland...   Linux Gaming   05 Jan 2021
Fedora 34 Planning To Offer LXQt 0.16 Desktop Packages   Fedora   05 Jan 2021
KDE In 2021 Should See Production-Ready Plasma...   KDE   01 Jan 2021
Some Linux/Open-Source Letdowns Last For Years   Free Software   01 Jan 2021
Happy New Year! A Look Back At The Most Popular...   Phoronix   31 Dec 2020
GNOME In 2020 Saw Many Optimizations, GTK 4.0...   GNOME   31 Dec 2020
Fedora Had A Super Year From Lenovo Preloads To Btrfs...   Fedora   31 Dec 2020
The Most Popular NVIDIA Linux News + Milestones Of...   NVIDIA   30 Dec 2020
KDE Saw Its Wayland Support Stabilize Nicely In 2020,...   KDE   30 Dec 2020
Ubuntu Had A Stellar 2020 From Ubuntu 20.04 LTS To...   Ubuntu   29 Dec 2020
2020 Was Another Interesting Year For Microsoft Around...   Microsoft   28 Dec 2020
KDE Celebrated Christmas With KIO-FUSE Stable Release,...   KDE   26 Dec 2020
DNF/RPM Copy-On-Write Eyed For Fedora 34 To Speed Up...   Fedora   23 Dec 2020
Wayland 1.19 Alpha Released   Wayland   21 Dec 2020
Fedora Shifting Their Git Repositories To...   Fedora   21 Dec 2020
KDE Sees New Features, Bug Fixes Ahead Of Christmas   KDE   19 Dec 2020
XWayland 21.1 Proposed In Splitting Off Releases From...   X.Org   18 Dec 2020
Better WebRTC Support Is Coming To Chrome/Chromium For...   Wayland   18 Dec 2020
Wayland 1.19 Is Set To Come Soon As First Update In...   Wayland   17 Dec 2020
There's Finally An Experimental Driver For Native...   WINE   15 Dec 2020
Firefox 84 Rolling Out With WebRender By Default...   Mozilla   15 Dec 2020
Fedora 34 Gets Sign-Off For Trying To Default To...   Fedora   14 Dec 2020
KDE's Development Focus Ahead Of The Holidays Has Been...   KDE   12 Dec 2020
KDE Plasma's KWin Working On Per-Screen Refresh Rates,...   KDE   11 Dec 2020
Raspberry Pi OpenGL Driver Seeing Faster Blit Support...   Mesa   10 Dec 2020
Schei├če! KDE Plasma 5.21 To Add Palette For Easier...   KDE   05 Dec 2020
Manjaro 20.2 Brings Arch-Based Linux 5.9 Experience,...   Operating Systems   03 Dec 2020
GNOME's Mutter 40 Alpha Released With Big Improvements   GNOME   02 Dec 2020
X.Org Server 1.20.10 Allows For Larger Number Of Input...   X.Org   02 Dec 2020
NVIDIA Is Working On DMA-BUF Passing That Should Help...   NVIDIA   01 Dec 2020
Another Linux FBDEV Driver Poised For Removal In Favor...   Linux Kernel   01 Dec 2020
Fedora Looks To Provide Standalone XWayland Package...   Fedora   30 Nov 2020
GNOME 40 Mutter Moves Input Work To A Separate Thread   GNOME   28 Nov 2020
KDE Closing Out November With More Plasma Wayland...   KDE   28 Nov 2020
Arcan 0.6 Display Server Adds Network Transparency,...   Free Software   26 Nov 2020
Raspberry Pi's V3DV Vulkan Driver Now Supports Wayland   Mesa   25 Nov 2020
Fedora 34 Might Try To Use PipeWire By Default To...   Fedora   23 Nov 2020
MPV Player 0.33 Brings Nearly A Year's Worth Of...   Multimedia   22 Nov 2020
KDE Has Another Week Worth Of Wayland Fixes   KDE   21 Nov 2020
Mir 2.2 Released With Display Wall Capabilities,...   Ubuntu   19 Nov 2020
Linux App Summit 2020 Videos Now Available From...   Linux Events   14 Nov 2020
KDE Sees A Number Of Fixes To Dolphin, Plasma On...   KDE   14 Nov 2020
Mesa 21.0 Adds EGL_EXT_platform_xcb Support   Mesa   14 Nov 2020
Mageia 8 Linux OS Is Inching Closer To Release   Operating Systems   13 Nov 2020
KDE Kicks Off November With More Fixes, Including More...   KDE   08 Nov 2020
GIMP 2.99.2 Released With GTK3 UI, Working Wayland...   Desktop   06 Nov 2020
More Changes Begin Lining Up For Fedora 34   Fedora   05 Nov 2020
AMD, Kernel Advancements & Tiger Lake Captivated...   Phoronix   01 Nov 2020
KDE Saw A "Bug Massacre" This Week With...   KDE   31 Oct 2020
Adam Jackson On The State Of The X.Org Server In 2020   X.Org   28 Oct 2020
Ubuntu 21.04 Is The "Hirsute Hippo",...   Ubuntu   28 Oct 2020
Sony Engineer Talks Up Using Flutter + Wayland For...   Wayland   28 Oct 2020