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

Wayland: A New X Server For Linux   Software   03 Nov 2008
GNOME 3.26: Wayland vs. X.Org Performance - Boot...   Software   11 Sep 2017
The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland   Display Drivers   07 Jun 2013
The Fastest Linux Distributions For Web Browsing -...   Operating Systems   29 Mar 2019
Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Session...   Linux Gaming   30 Mar 2020
XDC2012: Lots Of Progress On X, Mesa, Wayland   Events   24 Sep 2012
KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux...   Linux Gaming   30 Dec 2018
Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora 20 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   03 Jan 2014
Ubuntu 19.04 Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Popular...   Linux Gaming   18 Apr 2019
Ubuntu 21.04 - X.Org vs. Wayland Linux Gaming...   Linux Gaming   29 Apr 2021
GNOME 3.18 On Fedora 23: X.Org vs. Wayland Performance   Software   24 Sep 2015
KDE Plasma 5.5 Has Evolved Well Beyond Where Plasma 4...   Software   08 Jan 2016
Running Wayland On Ubuntu 11.10   Software   25 Aug 2011
The First Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20 Show Great...   Operating Systems   07 Oct 2013
Ubuntu 20.04 Gaming Performance Across Desktops, X.Org...   Linux Gaming   28 Apr 2020
X.Org vs. Wayland Browser Performance With Firefox +...   Software   10 Apr 2020
Intel Graphics On Ubuntu: GNOME vs. KDE vs. Xfce vs....   Software   21 Jan 2018
KDE vs. GNOME, X.Org vs. Wayland Radeon Linux Gaming...   Linux Gaming   12 May 2018
Running The Latest GNOME Wayland Shell On Fedora 20   Software   28 Oct 2013
Running Wayland: It Works, But A Lot Of Work Remains   Software   10 Aug 2012
Why Wayland & Weston Were Forked   Software   29 Mar 2013
Fedora 26 vs. 27 Beta Benchmarks, Wayland vs. X.Org...   Operating Systems   14 Oct 2017
Intel Graphics Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10   Linux Gaming   20 Oct 2017
GNOME Shell Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20   Display Drivers   26 Dec 2013
Will Wayland Become A New Desktop Standard?   Software   17 May 2011
A Look At The Linux Graphics/Gaming Performance With...   Software   10 Sep 2018
XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland...   Software   25 Sep 2014
X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific...   Software   17 Jul 2014
Firefox Performance On Wayland Is Looking Good -...   Software   20 Apr 2020
A Brief Look At Fedora 24   Operating Systems   16 Jun 2016
A Look Back At The Desktop & X.Org/Wayland/Mir...   Operating Systems   05 Apr 2017
It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland   Software   25 Nov 2010
Early Ubuntu 14.04 Intel XMir Benchmarks   Display Drivers   02 Jan 2014
Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks...   Operating Systems   22 Aug 2016
Trying Out The Latest Wayland Linux Desktops With RBOS   Software   25 Mar 2014
XDC2016 Wraps Up After Many Wayland, X.Org & Mesa...   Events   24 Sep 2016
Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most...   Operating Systems   19 Oct 2017
Ubuntu Delays Wayland System Compositor   Software   10 Aug 2012
Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs....   Linux Gaming   18 Oct 2017
The State Of The Wayland Display Server   Software   20 May 2009
Trying Out Ubuntu 17.10 On A Laptop One Month Ahead Of...   Operating Systems   07 Sep 2017
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
Fedora 22 KDE Delivers A Great Plasma 5 Experience   Operating Systems   07 Jun 2015
Ubuntu 21.04 Server Performance Offering Nice Gains...   Operating Systems   21 Apr 2021
Fedora 25 Turned Out Great, Definitely My Most...   Operating Systems   21 Nov 2016
GNOME XWayland Radeon Gaming Performance Is In Good...   Linux Gaming   01 Feb 2021

Wayland Linux News

Recapping All The Interesting Talks Of XDC2014   X.Org   12 Oct 2014
It's Time To Admit It: The X.Org Server Is Abandonware   X.Org   25 Oct 2020
SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches,...   Linux Gaming   13 Dec 2013
NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support...   NVIDIA   10 Oct 2014
X Server Security Disaster: "It's Worse Than It...   Linux Security   31 Dec 2013
Red Hat Expecting X.Org To "Go Into Hard...   X.Org   28 Jun 2019
Purism Shares The Progress Made On Their Librem 5...   Hardware   09 Jan 2019
Intel Reverts Plans, Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir   Intel   07 Sep 2013
Wayland 1.0 Officially Released   Wayland   22 Oct 2012
Firefox 75 On Wayland Now To Have Full WebGL, Working...   Mozilla   03 Mar 2020
Ubuntu To Abandon Unity 8, Switch Back To GNOME   Ubuntu   05 Apr 2017
Canonical Releases "WLCS" Wayland...   Ubuntu   02 May 2019
The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money   GNOME   13 Apr 2014
NVIDIA Optimus Unofficially Comes To Linux   NVIDIA   08 May 2011
MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening   Multimedia   01 Jan 2014
NVIDIA Presents Over GBM vs. EGLStreams, The Big...   Wayland   21 Sep 2016
X.Org Server 1.15 Release Has Several New Features   X.Org   27 Dec 2013
Ubuntu Announces Mir, A X.Org/Wayland Replacement   X.Org   04 Mar 2013
Qt & Wayland-Powered Hawaii 0.2 Desktop Released   Wayland   25 Dec 2013
Ubuntu 19.04 Released As A Big Linux Desktop...   Ubuntu   18 Apr 2019
VLC 2.2 Has Many Features Coming, But VLC 3.0 Will Be...   Multimedia   10 Feb 2015
December Should Be Very Exciting For Linux Users   Phoronix   02 Dec 2013
Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default   Fedora   19 Aug 2016
An Experimental GNOME Shell Running On Wayland   Wayland   05 Apr 2012
Google Chrome 50 Released With Wayland Support   Google   13 Apr 2016
Wayland 1.2.0 Released, Joined By Weston Compositor   Wayland   13 Jul 2013
The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off   Linux Kernel   08 Feb 2013
Two Features Wayland Will Have That X Doesn't   Wayland   10 Nov 2010
GNOME Lands Mainline NVIDIA Wayland Support Using...   GNOME   17 Nov 2016
X.Org's XDC2020 May Abandon Poland Conference To Find...   X.Org   18 Jan 2020
A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"   Wayland   05 Mar 2013
GNOME Will Move Full-Speed With Wayland Support   GNOME   13 Mar 2013
Firefox 80 To Support VA-API Acceleration On X11   Mozilla   04 Jul 2020
ADWC: A Tiling Window Manager For Wayland   Wayland   22 Apr 2012
It's Been Three Years Since Linus Torvalds' Huge...   NVIDIA   17 Jun 2015
Wayland Preparing For 1.0 Stable Release   Wayland   31 Jan 2012
NVIDIA 470 Linux Driver Series To Be "Even More...   NVIDIA   05 Mar 2021
2016 Wayland Experiences: GNOME: Perfect, KDE: Bad,...   Wayland   12 Feb 2016
Upstream X/Wayland Developers Bash Canonical, Mir   Fedora   04 Mar 2013
VLC 4.0 Media Player Eyeing New User Interface, Better...   Multimedia   05 Feb 2019
Red Hat Confirms RHEL 8 Will Drop Python 2   Red Hat   10 Apr 2018
Exciting Features For Fedora 20 "Heisenbug"   Fedora   30 Nov 2013
Mark Shuttleworth Makes More Comments On Ubuntu GNOME,...   Ubuntu   08 Apr 2017
Wayland Is Now Playing Well With NVIDIA, ATI Drivers   Wayland   17 Feb 2011
A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are...   X.Org   16 Oct 2019
Features Coming To Wayland, Weston 1.4   Wayland   25 Dec 2013
NVIDIA Prepares XWayland OpenGL/Vulkan Acceleration...   NVIDIA   07 Jan 2021
The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22   Fedora   26 Feb 2015
Canonical Reportedly Not Planning To Enable...   Ubuntu   25 Mar 2019
The Wayland/Weston Fork Is Now "Banned"   Wayland   02 Apr 2013
Trying Out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, Wayland Session Not So...   Ubuntu   13 Oct 2016
NVIDIA 364.12 Arrives With Wayland & Mir Support   NVIDIA   21 Mar 2016
NVIDIA To Issue An Update On Their Support Of Mir...   NVIDIA   29 Sep 2014
GTK3 Version Of Firefox Up For Fedora Testing   Mozilla   13 Jan 2014
GNOME Shell 4 Proposal Published To Be More...   GNOME   13 Nov 2017
Some Of The Lesser Known Wayland Compositors   Wayland   19 Mar 2017
OpenRISC Emulator In JavaScript Can Run Wayland   Free Software   12 Oct 2013
Ubuntu Is Going To Deploy Wayland With Unity   Wayland   04 Nov 2010
LF Collab 2012: Killing Blobs, Wayland, DTrace, Etc   Linux Events   07 Apr 2012
GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Performance + Power Usage On...   Fedora   14 Jun 2020
GNOME 3.16 On Fedora 22: Wayland vs. X.Org   Fedora   14 May 2015
Enlightenment 1.9 Alpha Pre-Release Surfaces   Desktop   11 Feb 2014
Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer   Intel   11 Mar 2013
NVIDIA Continues Discussing Their Controversial...   NVIDIA   03 Apr 2016
GNOME 3.32 Lands Long-Awaited Fractional Scaling...   GNOME   01 Mar 2019
Where Wayland May First Appear In Use By A Distro   Wayland   16 Sep 2010
Samsung Open-Source Group Reportedly Shuts Down   Free Software   27 Oct 2018
Debian 10 "Buster" Currently Defaults To...   Debian   10 May 2019
Trying Out Wayland With Rebecca Black   Wayland   25 Mar 2012
Mark Shuttleworth: Mir By Default In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS   Ubuntu   12 Mar 2014
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux   AMD   22 Jun 2012
Fedora 21 Likely Switching To Hawkey Package...   Fedora   18 Dec 2013
Google Chrome Is Being Ported To Wayland   Wayland   12 Aug 2011
The Re-Opened X.Org Server 1.15 Pushes Ahead   X.Org   05 Oct 2013
Intel, NVIDIA Kernel Mode-Setting In Fedora 11   Nouveau   27 Feb 2009
No KMS? No Mesa? Run Wayland Off A Linux Framebuffer!   Wayland   22 Nov 2010
Fedora 29 Is Shaping Up To Be A Very Exciting Release   Fedora   25 Jul 2018
Fedora 25 Is Quite Possibly My Most Favorite Release...   Fedora   10 Nov 2016
Differences Between X.Org, Wayland & Mir   Wayland   19 Mar 2013
EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server...   X.Org   21 Apr 2018
Mir Made Good Progress Over The Holidays With Porting...   Ubuntu   11 Jan 2019
More Signs Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Alpha Being...   Red Hat   24 Mar 2018
Finally It Comes: A KMS Driver For QEMU-KVM   Virtualization   18 Apr 2011
Fedora 25 Officially Released & I Highly Recommend...   Fedora   22 Nov 2016
NVIDIA Releases Major Linux Driver With New Features,...   NVIDIA   04 Oct 2013
Wayland Looks To Do Multi-Monitor The Right Way   Wayland   09 Feb 2011
Google Replacing GTK2 With Aura In Chrome 35   Google   11 Mar 2014
OBS Studio Now Ready With Wayland Capture Support   Wayland   31 Mar 2021
GNOME Shell vs. KDE Plasma Graphics Tests On Wayland...   SUSE   25 Feb 2018
Chromium Browser Is Running Great On Wayland   Wayland   07 Feb 2014
Wayland Will Not Be The Default Of Fedora 24   Fedora   04 Mar 2016
Streams vs. GBM: The Fight Continues Over NVIDIA's...   Wayland   12 May 2016
Microsoft Is Writing Its Own Wayland Compositor As...   Microsoft   20 May 2020
Intel Has 20~30 Full-Time Linux Graphics Developers   Intel   02 Feb 2013
PipeWire Should Be One Of The Exciting Linux Desktop...   Free Software   03 Feb 2019
Not All Linux Users Want To Toke On LLVMpipe   Mesa   21 Oct 2012
X.Org Server 1.11 Has Officially Been Released   X.Org   26 Aug 2011
Wayland Is Almost Ready For Showing Off   Wayland   30 Jan 2012
Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Is Using SurfaceFlinger   Ubuntu   22 Feb 2013
Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland   Wayland   12 Jun 2013