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

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
Progress Being Made On OpenCL+OpenGL Over Direct3D 12   Microsoft   09 Jul 2020
GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.37.3 Are Out Roaring With...   GNOME   08 Jul 2020
GNOME 3.37.3 Released With More Features, Code...   GNOME   07 Jul 2020
Mircade Still Being Worked On As A Confined Mir + Snap...   Ubuntu   04 Jul 2020
Firefox 80 To Support VA-API Acceleration On X11   Mozilla   04 Jul 2020
The Annual X.Org / Wayland / Mesa Conference Is Going...   X.Org   03 Jul 2020
Important Patches Land To Improve GNOME's...   GNOME   02 Jul 2020
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Aims For Release In Early...   Wayland   02 Jul 2020
Raspberry Pi Vulkan, WSL2, Renoir, Linux 5.8 + PHP8...   Phoronix   01 Jul 2020
Intel vs. AMD, Systemd-Homed, Kernel Advancements Top...   Phoronix   30 Jun 2020
KDE Ending Out June With Many Bug Fixes, Finally...   KDE   27 Jun 2020
EGMDE Is Still Being Hacked On As A Lightweight Mir...   Ubuntu   26 Jun 2020
Sway 1.5-RC1 Wayland Compositor Brings VRR /...   Wayland   25 Jun 2020
NVIDIA 450.51 Linux Driver Beta Adds NGX Library,...   NVIDIA   24 Jun 2020
Microsoft Posts Initial DRM Driver For Hyper-V...   Microsoft   23 Jun 2020
It's Looking Unlikely KDE Will See Per-Screen Scaling...   KDE   23 Jun 2020
KDE Plasma 5.19 Sees Many Regression Fixes, Other Work...   KDE   20 Jun 2020
GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Performance + Power Usage On...   Fedora   14 Jun 2020
New Vulkan Extension Proposed For DirectFB Support   Vulkan   14 Jun 2020
KDE Developers Begin Working More On Plasma 5.20...   KDE   13 Jun 2020
KDE Plasma 5.19 Released After Lots Of Polishing,...   KDE   09 Jun 2020
GNOME 3.37.2 Released As Another Step Towards GNOME...   GNOME   07 Jun 2020
Gallium3D's Arm Bifrost Now Handling Most Of OpenGL ES...   Mesa   07 Jun 2020
KDE On Wayland Finally Supports Middle-Click Paste...   KDE   06 Jun 2020
KDE Plasma 5.19 Has Better Wayland Support But Their...   KDE   02 Jun 2020
Kernel Advancements, Microsoft Linux News Kept...   Phoronix   02 Jun 2020
Chrome Is Reaching The Point Of Good X11 + Wayland...   Google   31 May 2020
openSUSE Leap 15.2 Hits RC Phase With GNOME 3.34 + KDE...   SUSE   29 May 2020
Qt 5.15 Released With Graphics Improvements,...   Qt   26 May 2020
Two More Projects Join KWinFT Fork Of KDE KWin, Beta...   KDE   25 May 2020
KDE Begins Its Transition To GitLab, Plasma 5.20...   KDE   23 May 2020
Microsoft Has Now Open-Source Their BASIC Code From...   Microsoft   21 May 2020
Microsoft Is Writing Its Own Wayland Compositor As...   Microsoft   20 May 2020
Enlightenment 0.24 Released   Desktop   17 May 2020
XDC2020 Call For Proposals - X.Org Developers For Now...   X.Org   16 May 2020
KDE Plasma 5.19 Rolls Out In Beta Form With Many...   KDE   14 May 2020
Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Released With The Switch Finally...   Ubuntu   13 May 2020
TAIWINS Is A Compact Wayland Compositor   Wayland   13 May 2020
Qt 5.15 Aiming For Release A Week From Today   Qt   12 May 2020
FreeRDP 2.1 Released Due To Multiple Security Issues   Desktop   08 May 2020
PipeWire Gets A Session Manager With WirePlumber   Multimedia   07 May 2020
Experimental Linux Live OS For Showcasing Wayland...   Wayland   07 May 2020
Qt 5.15 Hits Release Candidate In Hopes Of Shipping...   Qt   06 May 2020
Firefox 76 Released With WebRender Improvements,...   Mozilla   05 May 2020
The Wayland Book Is Now Freely Available   Wayland   05 May 2020
Firefox 77 Nightly Adds Initial AV1 Image File Support...   Mozilla   04 May 2020
Enlightenment 0.24 Alpha Released For This X11 Window...   Desktop   02 May 2020
Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source...   Phoronix   30 Apr 2020
GNOME 3.37.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME...   GNOME   30 Apr 2020
X.Org Board Elections Wrap Up For 2020   X.Org   30 Apr 2020
Mesa 20.1 Adds A Vulkan Device Selection Layer For...   Mesa   28 Apr 2020
Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" Open For...   Ubuntu   27 Apr 2020
KDE Saw More Wayland Improvements This Week, Other...   KDE   25 Apr 2020
Ubuntu 20.10 Might Be The "Groovy Gorilla"   Ubuntu   24 Apr 2020
FreeBSD On Laptops Is Still A Big Challenge But The...   BSD   18 Apr 2020
KDE Continuing To See More Wayland Improvements, Fixes...   KDE   18 Apr 2020
Mir 1.8 Released With HiDPI Improvements, Better...   Wayland   16 Apr 2020
GNOME's Mutter Lands Fullscreen Unredirect Support For...   GNOME   16 Apr 2020
KWinFT: KDE's KWin Forked To Focus On Better Wayland...   KDE   15 Apr 2020
KDE Finally Has Support For Configuring The Scroll...   KDE   12 Apr 2020
FreeRDP 2.0 Released With Flatpak Support, RAP v2...   Desktop   09 Apr 2020
Firefox 75 Released With Flatpak Support, Wayland...   Mozilla   07 Apr 2020
High Resolution Wheel Scrolling Back To Being Finished...   Desktop   04 Apr 2020
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Beta Released   Ubuntu   03 Apr 2020
Apple Using Rust, exFAT, Ryzen Laptops, Ubuntu 20.04...   Phoronix   31 Mar 2020
GNOME's Mutter Working On Variable Refresh Rate...   GNOME   31 Mar 2020
X.Org Server 1.20.8 Released With No Sign Of...   X.Org   30 Mar 2020
Lutris 0.5.5 Linux Game Manager Adds Humble Bundle...   Linux Gaming   29 Mar 2020
Qt 5.15 Beta 2 Released For This Last Big Update...   Qt   23 Mar 2020
KDE Developers Still Managing Interesting Improvements...   KDE   22 Mar 2020
Firefox 76 Enabling VA-API Wayland Acceleration For...   Mozilla   19 Mar 2020
KDE Frameworks 5.68 Release Brought Many Fixes   KDE   15 Mar 2020
GNOME's Mutter Finally Wires Up Middle Button Click...   GNOME   15 Mar 2020
GNOME 3.36 Released With Latest Wayland Improvements,...   GNOME   11 Mar 2020
GNOME 3.36 Set To Be Released Today With Ongoing...   GNOME   11 Mar 2020
Firefox 74 Begins Rolling Out With DNS-Over-HTTPS,...   Mozilla   10 Mar 2020
Mozilla Making Progress With Offering Firefox As A...   Mozilla   09 Mar 2020