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

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

Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland...   Ubuntu   14 Dec 2017
Ubuntu Developers Working Towards The Eventual...   Ubuntu   13 Dec 2017
KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So...   KDE   13 Dec 2017
Wayland Had An Impressive 2017 With KDE Support...   Wayland   13 Dec 2017
It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon   Multimedia   13 Dec 2017
Qualcomm Mentions "Vulkan2" & What I...   Vulkan   12 Dec 2017
GIMP 2.9.8 Released With On-Canvas Gradient Editing,...   Desktop   12 Dec 2017
KDE Wayland Began Taking Shape, More Music Players...   KDE   12 Dec 2017
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   11 Dec 2017
GTK4, GNOME's Wayland Support & Vulkan Renderer...   GNOME   10 Dec 2017
A Lot Of Improvements Are Building Up For GIMP 2.9.8,...   GNOME   10 Dec 2017
System76 Rolls Out Its New HiDPI Daemon   Desktop   10 Dec 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.41 Released Ahead Of KDE Applications...   KDE   10 Dec 2017
Mir 0.29 Being Prepped For Release As Canonical Pushes...   Ubuntu   08 Dec 2017
2017 Has Been The First Year In A Decade Without A...   X.Org   05 Dec 2017
TeamViewer 13 Now Available For Linux As A Native...   Proprietary Software   04 Dec 2017
Way-Cooler Is Still Around As An i3-Inspired Wayland...   Wayland   04 Dec 2017
XDG-Shell Promoted To Stable In Wayland-Protocols 1.12   Wayland   02 Dec 2017
NVIDIA's New Memory Allocator Project To Be...   NVIDIA   30 Nov 2017
Mir Lands In The Fedora Repository   Fedora   28 Nov 2017
Libinput Picking up Record & Replay Abilities For...   Wayland   28 Nov 2017
Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4   GNOME   23 Nov 2017
Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor   Wayland   23 Nov 2017
Canonical Developers To The Community: Help Us Figure...   Ubuntu   23 Nov 2017
Looking At The Power Use From Linux 4.6 To Linux 4.15   Hardware   22 Nov 2017
NVIDIA Wants Feedback On Its Device Memory Allocator...   NVIDIA   21 Nov 2017
FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir /...   Linux Events   19 Nov 2017
Bosch Has Been Developing A 3D Window Manager Using...   Wayland   16 Nov 2017
Canonical Is Hiring Graphics Stack Developers To Work...   Ubuntu   15 Nov 2017
Stereoscopy/3D Protocol Being Worked On For Wayland   Wayland   14 Nov 2017
Fedora 27 Debuts With GNOME 3.26 Powered Workstation...   Fedora   14 Nov 2017
GNOME Shell 4 Proposal Published To Be More...   GNOME   13 Nov 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.40 Brings Kirigami Improvements,...   KDE   12 Nov 2017
Sway 0.15 Wayland Compositor Released With Raspberry...   Wayland   09 Nov 2017
DRI3 v1.1 & DRI3 v1.2 Patches Revised   X.Org   07 Nov 2017
Enlightenment 0.22 Available For Download   Desktop   06 Nov 2017
Enlightenment 22 Is Packing Much Better Wayland...   Desktop   04 Nov 2017
Mir 0.28.1 Arrives With Fixes, Fedora Support   Ubuntu   01 Nov 2017
Coffee Lake, AMD EPYC & AMDGPU Dominated October   Phoronix   01 Nov 2017
Solus 4 Is Working On Restoring Wayland Support,...   Operating Systems   01 Nov 2017
KWin Maintainer On KDE Wayland Remains Uninterested In...   KDE   31 Oct 2017
Wine 3.0 Still Expected Around EOY With D3D11; Wayland...   WINE   28 Oct 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Reaches Beta: Using GNOME...   SUSE   28 Oct 2017
KDE Server Decoration Protocol Proposed For...   KDE   27 Oct 2017
Mir To Next Focus On Improving Wayland Testing   Ubuntu   27 Oct 2017
GTK Adds Support For KDE's Server-Side Decorations On...   GNOME   26 Oct 2017
GNOME 3.27.1 Released   GNOME   21 Oct 2017
Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora   Ubuntu   21 Oct 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 ISOs Officially Released   Ubuntu   19 Oct 2017
Libinput 1.9 Released With Input Improvements,...   X.Org   19 Oct 2017
GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New...   GNOME   18 Oct 2017
A Look At The New Features For Fedora 27   Fedora   18 Oct 2017
AMD Developers Begin Making Open-Source...   Radeon   17 Oct 2017
KDE Frameworks 5.39 Brings KWayland, Kirigami Updates   KDE   16 Oct 2017
GNOME 3.28 Expected To Ship On Pi Day   GNOME   12 Oct 2017
Mir 0.28 Arrives As A Late Addition To Ubuntu 17.10   Ubuntu   12 Oct 2017
Mir 1.0 Is Pulled Back, Now It's Mir 0.28   Ubuntu   11 Oct 2017
KDE Plasma 5.12 Pushing For "An Awesome Release...   KDE   11 Oct 2017
KDE Plasma 5.11 Officially Released With Vault, Better...   KDE   10 Oct 2017
Mir 1.0 Is Ready For Release   Ubuntu   10 Oct 2017
GNOME 3.26.1 Officially Released With Various Updates   GNOME   05 Oct 2017
Purism Continues To Explore i.MX6/i.MX8 For The Librem...   Hardware   04 Oct 2017
The New Features Of Fedora 27   Fedora   03 Oct 2017
Mesa 17.2.2 Released   Mesa   02 Oct 2017
AMD EPYC, Linux 4.14, Librem 5, RX Vega & The...   Phoronix   01 Oct 2017
Unity 2017.3 Beta Has Vulkan Improvements, Initial...   Linux Gaming   30 Sep 2017
Mesa 17.2.2 Set For Release Next Week   Mesa   30 Sep 2017
KDE's KWin Running On Wayland Gets Real-Time...   KDE   29 Sep 2017
Red Hat Planning For A Wayland Tech Preview In RHEL...   Red Hat   29 Sep 2017
X.Org XDC2018 To Be Hosted In La Coruña, Spain   X.Org   29 Sep 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta Is Ready For Testing   Ubuntu   29 Sep 2017
Libinput 1.9 Is Around The Corner With New Features   Wayland   27 Sep 2017
Mir Continues Pushing Ahead With Wayland Client...   Wayland   26 Sep 2017
A Recap Of XDC2017: Advancing Wayland, Mesa & Yes...   X.Org   25 Sep 2017
XFree KWin: Ridding KDE's Wayland Compositor Of X11...   KDE   24 Sep 2017
NVIDIA Making Progress On Server-Side GLVND: Different...   NVIDIA   23 Sep 2017
X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New...   X.Org   23 Sep 2017
Game Engine Powered Arcan Display Server With Durden...   Free Software   22 Sep 2017
NVIDIA Offers Update On Their Proposed Unix Device...   NVIDIA   20 Sep 2017
XDC2017 Kicks Off With X.Org, Wayland & Graphics...   X.Org   20 Sep 2017
Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland...   Ubuntu   19 Sep 2017
Red Hat Formally Rolls Out Pipewire For Being The...   Red Hat   19 Sep 2017
Mir Now Has Initial Support For Wayland Clients   Ubuntu   18 Sep 2017
The Graphics Talks Of The 2017 Open-Source Summit NA   Linux Events   16 Sep 2017
Today Marks 30 Years Since The Release Of X11   X.Org   15 Sep 2017
KDE Plasma 5.11 Rolls Into Beta With New System...   KDE   14 Sep 2017
Enlightenment 22 Alpha Strikes With Better Wayland...   Desktop   13 Sep 2017
Red Hat Is Looking For Another Developer To Work On...   Red Hat   12 Sep 2017
Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M4 Released As...   Phoronix Test Suite   11 Sep 2017
GNOME's Mutter Loses Some Of Its X11 Dependence   GNOME   10 Sep 2017
GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big...   GNOME   07 Sep 2017
GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 Adds Built-In Screencast / Remote...   GNOME   07 Sep 2017
Debian 10 "Buster" Switches GNOME Session To...   Debian   06 Sep 2017
WebKitGTK+ 2.17.92 Brings Improved Wayland Support   GNOME   04 Sep 2017
Mesa 17.2 Set For Release This Weekend   Mesa   31 Aug 2017
System76's Pop!_OS Not Using Wayland By Default,...   Operating Systems   26 Aug 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Enters The Feature Freeze   Ubuntu   26 Aug 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Continues Refining Its GNOME Shell Theme   Ubuntu   25 Aug 2017
Inputfd Still Being Worked On For Direct Input Access...   Wayland   23 Aug 2017
VkMark Makes It Easy To Run Small Vulkan Test Cases   Vulkan   21 Aug 2017