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

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

KDE Plasma 5.13 Beta Released With A Compelling Number...   KDE   18 May 2018
Purism Is Proposing A Virtual Keyboard Protocol For...   Wayland   18 May 2018
A Remote KMS Linux Backend Is Being Worked On That...   X.Org   17 May 2018
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa,...   X.Org   17 May 2018
X.Org Server 1.21 Opens For Development   X.Org   14 May 2018
KDE Plasma Developers Collaborating With Sway On...   KDE   14 May 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.46 As The Latest Add-Ons Update   KDE   12 May 2018
Logind Support For Mir Is Getting Closer To Working   Ubuntu   11 May 2018
GNOME 3.28.2 Released With GJS Garbage Collection Fix...   GNOME   10 May 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 "Avocado Toast" Released...   X.Org   10 May 2018
Understanding The X.Org Server's Complex Pointer...   X.Org   10 May 2018
Ubuntu 18.10 Planning For GCC 8.1, OpenJDK 11, Python...   Ubuntu   09 May 2018
Wayland-Protocols 1.14 Brings Updated XDG-Shell &...   Wayland   07 May 2018
FreeDesktop.org Migrating To GitLab   X.Org   07 May 2018
KDE Plasma 5 Stack Should Now Be In Good Shape For...   BSD   03 May 2018
The Shiny New Features Of X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   03 May 2018
NVIDIA Releases The 396.24 Linux Driver With X.Org...   NVIDIA   02 May 2018
Mir Working On X11 Support Via XWayland   Ubuntu   01 May 2018
Fedora 28 Is Now Available For Download   Fedora   01 May 2018
Fedora Workstation 28 Is A Brilliant Release   Fedora   01 May 2018
GIMP Now Moving Full Steam Ahead With Their GTK3 Port   Free Software   01 May 2018
Linux 4.17, Ryzen, Valve & Apple Looking For...   Phoronix   01 May 2018
Arcan Display Server Porting To OpenBSD For...   BSD   27 Apr 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" Official...   Ubuntu   26 Apr 2018
GNOME Mutter 3.29.1 Now Works With Elogind, Allows For...   GNOME   26 Apr 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 RC5 Released, Adds EGLStreams To Let...   X.Org   24 Apr 2018
Wayland's Weston Gets Optimizations For Its Pixman...   Wayland   23 Apr 2018
KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its...   KDE   22 Apr 2018
EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server...   X.Org   21 Apr 2018
KDE Applications 18.04 Brings Dolphin Improvements,...   KDE   19 Apr 2018
Wayland's Weston Begins Switching To Head-Based Output...   Wayland   18 Apr 2018
TI Posts Open-Source DRI3 WSEGL Plug-In For PowerVR...   X.Org   16 Apr 2018
Purism Hires GNOME Developer For Librem 5 UI/UX...   GNOME   16 Apr 2018
NVIDIA & Valve Are Among Those Backing X.Org's...   X.Org   16 Apr 2018
Mesa 18.0.1 Being Released In A Few Days With About...   Mesa   15 Apr 2018
Hacking With Mir's EGMDE Desktop To Support Different...   Ubuntu   15 Apr 2018
AMD's GPUOpen Has Opened The Window System Agent...   Radeon   15 Apr 2018
KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Getting Further Polished Ahead Of...   KDE   15 Apr 2018
KDE Frameworks 5.45 Released With Remote Access...   KDE   14 Apr 2018
GNOME 3.28.1 Released With Several Refinements   GNOME   13 Apr 2018
Libinput Getting Support For Custom Acceleration...   Wayland   12 Apr 2018
Purism Begins Librem 5 Developer Docs, Using...   Hardware   11 Apr 2018
Wayland Gets A Meson Build System Port   Wayland   11 Apr 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 RC4 Released, EGLStreams For...   X.Org   11 Apr 2018
Red Hat Confirms RHEL 8 Will Drop Python 2   Red Hat   10 Apr 2018
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Officially Released   Wayland   09 Apr 2018
Mir Wayland Cut/Copy/Paste Support Being Worked On   Wayland   09 Apr 2018
Libinput 1.10.4 Makes Touchpads A Bit Snappier   Wayland   09 Apr 2018
Sway 1.0 Reaches Alpha For This Popular Wayland...   Wayland   07 Apr 2018
AMDVLK Updated With Fresh Batch Of Fixes   Radeon   03 Apr 2018
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Release Candidates...   Wayland   02 Apr 2018
X.Org Developers Conference 2018 This September In...   X.Org   02 Apr 2018
Latte Dock 0.7.79 Released With Wayland Improvements,...   KDE   02 Apr 2018
Some Of The Grandest Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Over...   Free Software   01 Apr 2018
EGMDE: The Example Mir Desktop Environment   Ubuntu   31 Mar 2018
A Proof-of-Concept Vulkan Window Compositor Is In the...   Wayland   31 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31.1 Released With Various Wayland Fixes   Ubuntu   30 Mar 2018
AMDVLK Updated With Wayland Support, Many Other Fixes...   Radeon   29 Mar 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 RC2 Released With DRI3 v1.2,...   X.Org   28 Mar 2018
GIMP 2.10 Finally Reaches The Release Candidate Stage   GNOME   27 Mar 2018
Bootlin Making Progress On Their Open-Source Allwinner...   Hardware   24 Mar 2018
More Signs Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Alpha Being...   Red Hat   24 Mar 2018
Wayland's Weston Getting New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   23 Mar 2018
Wayfire Is A New Wayland Compositor That Supports...   Wayland   22 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31 Officially Released   Ubuntu   20 Mar 2018
xf86-input-libinput 0.27.0 Released   X.Org   20 Mar 2018
Wayland 1.15 Beta Released With Weston 4.0 Beta   Wayland   19 Mar 2018
UBports Continues Work On Moving From Ubuntu 15.04...   Ubuntu   18 Mar 2018
Six Candidates Are Vying For This Year's X.Org...   X.Org   17 Mar 2018
Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's...   GNOME   17 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31 Is On The Way With MirAL 2.0, Wayland...   Ubuntu   16 Mar 2018
Firefox 60 Is In Beta With Web Authentication &...   Mozilla   14 Mar 2018
GNOME 3.28 Desktop Officially Released   GNOME   14 Mar 2018
Mir Devs Are Still Working On An Example Mir Desktop...   Ubuntu   14 Mar 2018
Per-Window Flipping In Present With XWayland Support...   X.Org   13 Mar 2018
Purism Gets Plasma Mobile Running On Their First...   KDE   13 Mar 2018
Firefox 59 Prepped For Release: Nukes GTK2 Code, Still...   Mozilla   13 Mar 2018
Student Applications For GSoC 2018 Now Open   Google   12 Mar 2018
Vulkan WSI Support Is The Latest Being Worked On For...   WINE   12 Mar 2018
GNOME 3.28 Is Being Released This Next Week With Many...   GNOME   11 Mar 2018
Mir Enables XDG Shell By Default, Dropping Mir EGL For...   Ubuntu   10 Mar 2018
With Mesa Git You Can Now Run A Completely Open...   Mesa   09 Mar 2018
With Vulkan 1.1 It's Technically Possible To Write A...   Vulkan   08 Mar 2018
EGLStreams For XWayland Gets Updated   X.Org   07 Mar 2018
Aspect Ratio Support Within The Linux Kernel's DRM...   Intel   06 Mar 2018
KDE Plasma Working On Wayland Screen-Sharing With...   KDE   06 Mar 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 Is Now Available For Testing On...   X.Org   05 Mar 2018
Kodi 18 "Leia" Enters Alpha With Thousands...   Multimedia   05 Mar 2018
LibreOffice 6.1 Getting GTK3 Native Message Dialogs   LibreOffice   04 Mar 2018
"HdyStackableBox" Takes Shape As The New...   GNOME   04 Mar 2018
Purism Begins Making Their Own Wayland Compositor For...   Wayland   03 Mar 2018
AMDGPU 18.0 X.Org Driver Released   Radeon   02 Mar 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Enters Its Feature Freeze   Ubuntu   02 Mar 2018
Wayland's Weston Gets Patch For High Priority GPU...   Wayland   01 Mar 2018
Raven Ridge, Vulkan & Another Valve Linux...   Phoronix   28 Feb 2018
A Look At The Many Features To X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   28 Feb 2018
X.Org Server 1.20 Release Candidate Due For Release...   X.Org   27 Feb 2018
GSoC 2018 Could Bring Better Video Decode, Nouveau...   X.Org   27 Feb 2018
Weston 4.0 Alpha Brings Atomic Mode-Setting, New...   Wayland   27 Feb 2018
Wayland 1.15 Alpha Released, Pulls In Libwayland-EGL   Wayland   26 Feb 2018