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 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

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
The 2020 State Of Wayland Support For Chrome/Chromium...   Wayland   27 Oct 2020
It's Time To Admit It: The X.Org Server Is Abandonware   X.Org   25 Oct 2020
KDE Seeing More Bug Fixes Following Plasma 5.20   KDE   24 Oct 2020
Intel Sends Linux Kernel Patches For VRR /...   Intel   22 Oct 2020
More KDE Wayland Fixes Heading Into Plasma 5.20.1   KDE   17 Oct 2020
Chrome 87 Beta Brings Further FTP Deprecation, Cookie...   Google   15 Oct 2020
KWinFT 5.20 With Aims For Better Wayland/X11...   KDE   15 Oct 2020
KDE Plasma 5.20 Released With Better Wayland Support,...   KDE   13 Oct 2020
KDE Plasma 5.21 To Bring Multi-GPU Support For Wayland   KDE   10 Oct 2020
KDE Plasma Mobile Has Been Making Great Progress   KDE   09 Oct 2020
KDE Begins Landing "Breeze Evolution"...   KDE   03 Oct 2020
Linux 5.9 Regression, NVIDIA RTX 30, GNOME 40 &...   Phoronix   01 Oct 2020
Intel mOS, Torvalds Commentary, Intel Gen12 Graphics,...   Phoronix   29 Sep 2020
Fedora 33 Beta Released With Big Changes From LTO To...   Fedora   29 Sep 2020
NetBSD Has Some Wayland Support But X11 Is Far More...   Wayland   29 Sep 2020
Mir 2.1 Released With Some New Protocol Support, Many...   Ubuntu   29 Sep 2020
WayVNC 0.3 Released - The Wayland VNC Server Now...   Wayland   28 Sep 2020
KWinFT Projects Hit Beta Ahead Of Stable Releases...   KDE   26 Sep 2020
KDE Plasma 5.20 Should Be Crashing A Lot Less Under...   KDE   26 Sep 2020
Disman Continues Taking Shape As Display Management...   KDE   23 Sep 2020
KDE Plasma 5.21 Bringing Systemd Startup Support,...   KDE   19 Sep 2020
Taiwins 0.2 Released As Modular Wayland Compositor...   Wayland   18 Sep 2020
KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta Released With Better Wayland...   KDE   17 Sep 2020
Microsoft Has A Large Presence At This Year's X.Org...   X.Org   17 Sep 2020
Gamescope Continues Advancing As Wayland/Vulkan...   Valve   16 Sep 2020
GNOME 3.38 Released With Many New Features, Better...   GNOME   16 Sep 2020
X.Org Developers Conference 2020 Starts With Many...   X.Org   16 Sep 2020
Vulkan Present Timing Extension With Aim To Avoid...   Vulkan   15 Sep 2020
GNOME DMA-BUF Screencasting Now Limited To Intel...   GNOME   14 Sep 2020
KDE Frameworks 5.74 Released With Faster KTextEditor,...   KDE   12 Sep 2020
Qt 5.15.1 Released With 400+ Bug Fixes   Qt   10 Sep 2020
The Many Mutter + Shell Improvements Coming With GNOME...   GNOME   08 Sep 2020
Fedora 34 KDE Spin Planning Switch To Wayland   Fedora   08 Sep 2020
Intel Lands Adaptive-Sync/VRR Into Modesetting X.Org...   Intel   08 Sep 2020
Hikari 2.2 Wayland Compositor Adds Support For WayVNC,...   Wayland   08 Sep 2020
Chrome 87 Dev Builds Trying Again With X11+Wayland...   Google   05 Sep 2020
PipeWire Is In Increasingly Great Shape - Ready For...   Desktop   04 Sep 2020
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Released With Kiosk Shell For...   Wayland   04 Sep 2020
NVIDIA Engineer Sends Out Patches For Supporting Sync...   NVIDIA   03 Sep 2020
Qt 6.0 Now Under Feature Freeze   Qt   01 Sep 2020
Intel mOS, Cachy, Mozilla Layoffs Were The Open-Source...   Phoronix   01 Sep 2020
Many Linux Developers Are Ecstatic Over Fedora On...   Hardware   31 Aug 2020
Linux 5.10 To Bring Support For Matrox G200 Desktop...   Hardware   26 Aug 2020
X.Org Server 1.20.9 Released With Numerous XWayland...   X.Org   26 Aug 2020
Firefox 80 Available With VA-API On X11, WebGL...   Mozilla   24 Aug 2020
Experimental Zink Patches Get OpenGL 4.6 Running Atop...   Vulkan   24 Aug 2020
Some Ugly Code Can Get NVIDIA's Linux Driver Working...   NVIDIA   23 Aug 2020
KDE Apps Now Remember Their Window Positions When...   KDE   22 Aug 2020
Oracle Linux 7 U9 Beta Bringing Updated Drivers,...   Oracle   19 Aug 2020
30-bit Deep Color For GNOME On Wayland Will Likely...   GNOME   18 Aug 2020
GNOME 3.38 Beta Released Ahead Of Official Release...   GNOME   15 Aug 2020
More Wayland Fixes Pile On For KDE Plasma 5.20   KDE   08 Aug 2020
Wayfire 0.5 Wayland Compositor Brings Latency...   Wayland   04 Aug 2020
GNOME's Mutter Adds Support For Launching...   GNOME   04 Aug 2020
Libinput 1.16 Released - Ready To Warn You If Your...   Wayland   03 Aug 2020
Rust Maybe Coming To The Linux Kernel, Other...   Phoronix   02 Aug 2020
KDE Developers End July With More Improvements For...   KDE   01 Aug 2020
Wayland-Utils 1.0 Relased As New Utility Package For...   Wayland   01 Aug 2020
LIBEI Yields New Effort For Emulating Input Devices In...   Wayland   31 Jul 2020
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Reaches Alpha   Wayland   31 Jul 2020
Wayland's Weston Compositor Introduces...   Wayland   30 Jul 2020
Proposed GNOME Patches Would Switch To Triple...   GNOME   28 Jul 2020
Firefox 79 Is Ready To Ship With Safeguard On...   Mozilla   27 Jul 2020
SWVKC Is A Vulkan-Powered Wayland Compositor Focused...   Vulkan   26 Jul 2020
KDE Plasma 5.20 To Bring Working Screen Recording /...   KDE   25 Jul 2020
Mir 2.0 Released In Dropping Legacy Bits, New Platform...   Ubuntu   24 Jul 2020
GNOME OS Is Taking Shape But Its To Serve For Testing...   GNOME   22 Jul 2020
Cage Wayland Compositor For Kiosk Use-Cases Updated...   Wayland   17 Jul 2020
Sway 1.5 Wayland Compositor Released With...   Wayland   16 Jul 2020
Linux Seeing Kernel GPU Driver Support Two Decades...   Hardware   15 Jul 2020
Libinput 1.16 Will Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow   Wayland   15 Jul 2020
GNOME Optimizations Continue In Striving For Faster 4K...   GNOME   13 Jul 2020
Canonical Is Using Mir To Bring Flutter To Wayland   Ubuntu   12 Jul 2020
KDE Plasma 5.20 Seeing More Wayland Fixes   KDE   11 Jul 2020
Wayland-Info Spun From Weston Code For Offering...   Wayland   10 Jul 2020