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

Wayland Articles & Reviews

X.Org vs. Wayland Linux Gaming Performance For NVIDIA GeForce + AMD Radeon In Early 2023   Display Drivers   2023-01-30
NVIDIA Linux Gaming Performance For Wayland vs. X.Org On Ubuntu 22.04   Display Drivers   2022-02-02
Mesa's RADV Vulkan Driver Holds A Narrowing Lead Over AMDVLK With Ubuntu 21.10 On Wayland   Display Drivers   2021-12-30
KDE/GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon Linux Gaming Performance   Linux Gaming   2021-12-28
Ubuntu 21.10 Radeon Gaming With KDE Plasma vs. GNOME Shell + Wayland vs. X.Org   Linux Gaming   2021-10-18
Ubuntu 21.04 - X.Org vs. Wayland Linux Gaming Performance   Linux Gaming   2021-04-29
Ubuntu 21.04 Server Performance Offering Nice Gains For AMD EPYC 7003 Series   Operating Systems   2021-04-21
GNOME XWayland Radeon Gaming Performance Is In Good Shape For Ubuntu 21.04   Linux Gaming   2021-02-01
Ubuntu 20.04 Gaming Performance Across Desktops, X.Org vs. Wayland   Linux Gaming   2020-04-28
Firefox Performance On Wayland Is Looking Good - Browser Benchmarks With KDE vs. GNOME   Software   2020-04-20
X.Org vs. Wayland Browser Performance With Firefox + Chrome   Software   2020-04-10
Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Session Performance Impact For Gaming   Linux Gaming   2020-03-30
Ubuntu 19.04 Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Popular Desktops Benchmarked, Wayland vs. X.Org   Linux Gaming   2019-04-18
The Fastest Linux Distributions For Web Browsing - Firefox + Chrome Benchmarks On Eight Distros   Operating Systems   2019-03-29
KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux Gaming Benchmarks, Including X.Org/Wayland   Linux Gaming   2018-12-30
A Look At The Linux Graphics/Gaming Performance With GNOME 3.30 X.Org/Wayland   Software   2018-09-10
KDE vs. GNOME, X.Org vs. Wayland Radeon Linux Gaming Performance With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS   Linux Gaming   2018-05-12
Intel Graphics On Ubuntu: GNOME vs. KDE vs. Xfce vs. Unity vs. LXDE   Software   2018-01-21
Intel Graphics Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. 17.10   Linux Gaming   2017-10-20
Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most Interesting Release In Years   Operating Systems   2017-10-19
Radeon Linux Gaming Performance: Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Ubuntu 17.10   Linux Gaming   2017-10-18
Fedora 26 vs. 27 Beta Benchmarks, Wayland vs. X.Org Gaming Tests   Operating Systems   2017-10-14
GNOME 3.26: Wayland vs. X.Org Performance - Boot Times, Power Use, Memory Use & Gaming   Software   2017-09-11
Trying Out Ubuntu 17.10 On A Laptop One Month Ahead Of Release   Operating Systems   2017-09-07
A Look Back At The Desktop & X.Org/Wayland/Mir Milestones Of Ubuntu   Operating Systems   2017-04-05
Fedora 25 Turned Out Great, Definitely My Most Favorite Fedora Release   Operating Systems   2016-11-21
XDC2016 Wraps Up After Many Wayland, X.Org & Mesa Discussions   Events   2016-09-24
Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks Included   Operating Systems   2016-08-22
A Brief Look At Fedora 24   Operating Systems   2016-06-16
KDE Plasma 5.5 Has Evolved Well Beyond Where Plasma 4 Ended   Software   2016-01-08
GNOME 3.18 On Fedora 23: X.Org vs. Wayland Performance   Software   2015-09-24
Fedora 22 KDE Delivers A Great Plasma 5 Experience   Operating Systems   2015-06-07
XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21   Software   2014-09-25
X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features   Software   2014-07-17
Trying Out The Latest Wayland Linux Desktops With RBOS   Software   2014-03-25
Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora 20 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   2014-01-03
Early Ubuntu 14.04 Intel XMir Benchmarks   Display Drivers   2014-01-02
GNOME Shell Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20   Display Drivers   2013-12-26
Running The Latest GNOME Wayland Shell On Fedora 20   Software   2013-10-28
The First Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20 Show Great Promise   Operating Systems   2013-10-07
The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland   Display Drivers   2013-06-07
Why Wayland & Weston Were Forked   Software   2013-03-29
XDC2012: Lots Of Progress On X, Mesa, Wayland   Events   2012-09-24
Running Wayland: It Works, But A Lot Of Work Remains   Software   2012-08-10
Ubuntu Delays Wayland System Compositor   Software   2012-08-10
Running Wayland On Ubuntu 11.10   Software   2011-08-25
KDE Draws Up Plans For Wayland In 2012   Software   2011-08-07
MeeGo Tablet UX 1.3 May Use Wayland This Year   Software   2011-05-27
Will Wayland Become A New Desktop Standard?   Software   2011-05-17
It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland   Software   2010-11-25
The State Of The Wayland Display Server   Software   2009-05-20
Wayland: A New X Server For Linux   Software   2008-11-03

Wayland Linux & Open-Source News

XWayland Lands Fix For At Least One Game Hanging It & Causing 100% CPU Usage   X.Org   2023-03-27
Libinput 1.23 Brings New "Custom" Pointer Acceleration Profile, Better Razer Support   Hardware   2023-03-26
KDE This Week Unveiled The XWaylandVideoBridge, Landed More Crash Fixes   KDE   2023-03-26
NVIDIA 530.41.03 Linux Driver Released With IBT Kernel Support, Vulkan Video   NVIDIA   2023-03-23
Google Chrome/Chromium Lands Wayland Fractional Scaling Support   Google   2023-03-22
XWayland 23.1 Released With High Resolution Scroll Wheel, DMA-BUF v4 Feedback   Wayland   2023-03-22
GNOME 44 Released With Many Desktop Enhancements   GNOME   2023-03-22
KDE XWayland Video Bridge Aims To Improve Linux Desktop Screen Sharing   KDE   2023-03-22
Labwc 0.6.2 Released For Openbox-Inspired Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2023-03-21
Ubuntu's Mir 2.13 Released With Wayland Updates, Other Enhancements   Ubuntu   2023-03-20
KDE Delivers More Wayland Fixes & Plasma 6.0 Changes This Week   KDE   2023-03-18
Wine 8.4 Released With The Early Wayland Graphics Driver Code, 51 Bug Fixes   WINE   2023-03-17
The First Bits Of Wine's Wayland Driver Were Merged   WINE   2023-03-16
NVIDIA Improving wlroots For Better Dual-GPU Gaming Performance   Wayland   2023-03-16
Qt 6.4.3 Released With 300+ Fixes   Qt   2023-03-16
KDE KWin's Move Away From GBM Surfaces   KDE   2023-03-14
SDL3 Introduces The Concept Of Child Popup Windows   Linux Gaming   2023-03-12
KDE's Konsole Now Works On Windows, More Plasma Wayland Fixes Come Too   KDE   2023-03-11
Wayland Clients Can Now Survive Qt Wayland Crashes / Compositor Restarts   Qt   2023-03-08
GNOME Shell & Mutter 44 Release Candidates Bring Last Minute Changes   GNOME   2023-03-07
GNOME 44 Mutter Adds fractional_scale_v1 Wayland Support   GNOME   2023-03-05
Mesa 23.1 Provides Improved EGL Implementation For Haiku   Mesa   2023-03-02
Linux 6.2, Linux 6.3 Developments, KDE Plasma 5.27 & More Made For An Exciting Month   Phoronix   2023-02-28
NVIDIA 530.30.02 Linux Beta Driver Released   NVIDIA   2023-02-28
KDE's Multi-Monitor Support Continues To Be Improved   KDE   2023-02-25
Wine Wayland Driver Takes Another Step Closer To Mainline   WINE   2023-02-24
AMDGPU X.Org Driver 23.0 Released With Few Fixes   Radeon   2023-02-22
KDE Plasma 6.0 Sees More Feature Work, Improvements For Dolphin & Plasma 5.27.1 Fixes   KDE   2023-02-18
GNOME Shell & Mutter 44 Beta Released With Many Changes   GNOME   2023-02-14
XWayland 23.1 Aims For Release In March With New Features   Wayland   2023-02-14
KDE Plasma 5.27 Released - Better Wayland Support, KWin Tiling, Multi-Monitor Overhaul   KDE   2023-02-14
Sway & wl-roots Land Support For Wayland Fractional Scaling   Wayland   2023-02-13
libdisplay-info Marks Its First Release To Reduce EDID/DisplayID Parsing Fragmentation   Wayland   2023-02-13
X.Org Developers Conference 2023 Returning To Spain   X.Org   2023-02-12
KDE Plasma 5.27 Dubbed "The Best Plasma 5 Version Ever"   KDE   2023-02-11
GTK5 Development Likely To Heat Up Following GTK 4.12   GNOME   2023-02-09
Linux Disabling High Resolution Scrolling For Logitech Devices Connected Via USB   Hardware   2023-02-08
A Non-GNU Linux Distribution Built With LLVM & BSD Software Aims For Alpha Next Month   Operating Systems   2023-02-06
X.Org's Xvidtune Sees New Release After A Decade   X.Org   2023-02-05
More Feature Work Begins On KDE Plasma 6.0 As Plasma 5.27 Nears Release   KDE   2023-02-04
Linux 6.3 Features, Intel Sapphire Rapids & More Made For An Exciting January   Phoronix   2023-01-31
System76 Adding XWayland Support & Other Improvements To Its COSMIC DE   Desktop   2023-01-31
Mesa EGL X11/Wayland Code Receives Optimization For Multi-GPU/PRIME Systems   Mesa   2023-01-30
labwc 0.6.1 Released For Window-Stacking Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2023-01-30
GIMP 3.0 Aiming To Release In 2023   Free Software   2023-01-30
MPV Player 0.35.1 Released With Wayland & PipeWire Fixes   Multimedia   2023-01-28
KDE Sees Many Plasma Wayland Fixes This Week - Plus Spectacle Screen Recording   KDE   2023-01-28
Mesa 22.3.4 Brings Fix For RADV RT Build Performance To Match AMDVLK/AMDGPU-PRO   Mesa   2023-01-26
GStreamer 1.22 Released With Improved AV1 Support, Better WebRTC & AMD AMF Additions   Multimedia   2023-01-23
NVIDIA Contributes linux_dmabuf v4 Feedback Support To XWayland   X.Org   2023-01-21
More Improvements Come To KDE Plasma Wayland, KF6 Development Enters Next Phase   KDE   2023-01-21
GNOME's Mutter Adds Support For Toggling Byte-Swapped XWayland Clients   X.Org   2023-01-17
RBOS Updated As The Linux Live Environment Showcasing The Latest Wayland Code   Wayland   2023-01-17
KDE This Week: "Pretty Juicy In The Eye Candy Department"   KDE   2023-01-14
Mesa 22.3.3 Brings More Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes, KDE Plasma Hang Workaround   Mesa   2023-01-11
Mir 2.11 Released With A Fix Around XWayland Use   Ubuntu   2023-01-08
X.Org Server No Longer Allowing Byte-Swapped Clients By Default   X.Org   2023-01-06
Red Hat Planning A Hackfest To Further Advance HDR Support On The Linux Desktop   Desktop   2023-01-04
GNOME's Mutter Now Allows Building Without XWayland - Nearing Optional X11   GNOME   2023-01-04
Fedora Budgie & Sway Spins Approved For Fedora 38   Fedora   2023-01-03
Radeon RX 7900 XT/XTX, EPYC Genoa & Linux 6.2 Developments Made For An Exciting Month   Phoronix   2023-01-01
KDE Ends Out 2022 With More Features & Fixes   KDE   2022-12-31
AMD Zen 4, Apple Silicon, Intel Arc Graphics & More Excited Linux Users This Year   Phoronix   2022-12-30
X11 Server Development Pace Hits A Two Decade Low   X.Org   2022-12-30
Sway 1.8 Released With More Secure Screen Locking, High Res Scroll Wheel Events   Wayland   2022-12-25
KDE Developers Work On More Fixes & Features For Christmas Week   KDE   2022-12-24
Haiku R1 Beta 4 Released With Improved HiDPI, WiFi Updates, Wayland Compatibility Layer   Operating Systems   2022-12-23
Qt 6.5 Beta Released With New Modules   Qt   2022-12-22
Fedora Linux Looks To Close Another "Large Attack Surface" With The X.Org Server   Fedora   2022-12-22
Wlroots-Based Xfce Xwfm4 Wayland Code Taking Shape   Wayland   2022-12-21
KDE Lands Wayland Fractional Scaling Support   KDE   2022-12-17
KDE Plasma 5.27 To Provide Better Multi-Monitor Support   KDE   2022-12-16
X.Org Server & XWayland Updated Due To New Round Of Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2022-12-14
Wine's Wayland Driver Is Becoming Mature, May Aim For Upstreaming Early Next Year   WINE   2022-12-12
KDE Frameworks 5.101 Released - Development Now Focuses On KDE Frameworks 6   KDE   2022-12-10
Godot 4.0 Beta 8 Gets WebXR Fully Working, X11 Support Now Loaded Dynamically   Linux Gaming   2022-12-10
KDE Rewriting Spectacle UI, Fixing Paste Issues Under Plasma Wayland   KDE   2022-12-10
Qt 6.5 Adding Wayland Native Interface   Qt   2022-12-09
Blender 3.4 Now Available With Wayland, Intel Open Path Guiding Integration   Free Software   2022-12-07
Fedora 38 Cleared To Produce "Mobility Phosh" Spins   Fedora   2022-12-05
Twenty Old X.Org Components See New Updates   X.Org   2022-12-05
SDL 3.0 Drops Its OpenGL ES 1.0 Render Path   Linux Gaming   2022-12-04
Fedora 38 Might Ship With A Sway ISO Spin   Fedora   2022-12-02
Xfce 4.18 Desktop Nears Release, New Development Release For Testing   Desktop   2022-12-02
AMD EPYC Genoa, Linux 6.1 & Rust Efforts Excited Linux Users In November   Phoronix   2022-12-01
SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11   Wayland   2022-11-29
Wayland Protocols 1.31 Released With Fractional Scaling Support   Wayland   2022-11-29
NVIDIA 525.60.11 Linux Driver Released With Many Fixes, Vulkan Improvements   NVIDIA   2022-11-28
Sway 1.8-rc1 Wayland Compositor Brings More Secure Screen Lockers, Improved Vulkan Code   Wayland   2022-11-26
KDE Ending Out November With UI Improvements, More Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2022-11-26
Wayland Protocol Finally Ready For Fractional Scaling   Wayland   2022-11-25
SDL3 Begins Dumping A Lot Of Old Code: GLES1, OS/2, DirectFB, WinRT, NaCl & More   Linux Gaming   2022-11-23
Wayland Screen Sharing For Chrome/Chromium Improving - Enabled By Default Soon?   Wayland   2022-11-22
SDL 2.26 Released, SDL3 Development Now Underway   Linux Gaming   2022-11-22
Wayland Protocols 1.30 Introduces New Protocol To Allow Screen Tearing   Wayland   2022-11-21
Libinput 1.22 Brings More Input Hardware Quirks, New Flat Acceleration Profile   Free Software   2022-11-20
KDE Adds NVIDIA GPU Power Reporting, Plasma Wayland Crash Fix   KDE   2022-11-19
SDL 2.26 RC1 Released While SDL3 Development Soon To Get Underway   Linux Gaming   2022-11-17
AMD Introduces New Hotplug Driver Option For The X.Org Server   X.Org   2022-11-17
Godot 4.0 Beta 5 Brings Renderer Improvements, OpenGL To OpenXR   Linux Gaming   2022-11-16
KDE Prepares Push For Its New Goals: Accessibility, Environmentally Sustainable, Automate   KDE   2022-11-16
MPV 0.35 Media Player Released With PipeWire Backend, Wayland DMA-BUF Support   Multimedia   2022-11-12
wlroots 0.16 Released With More Stable Vulkan Renderer, High Resolution Scrolling   Wayland   2022-11-12
Mageia 9 Alpha 1 Released With A Smaller Footprint, Many Updates   Operating Systems   2022-11-12
Fedora Workstation Bringing Early Support For Blender On Wayland   Fedora   2022-11-10
Fedora 38 Looking At A Phosh Image For Mobile Devices   Fedora   2022-11-08
LXQt 1.2 Released With Preliminary Wayland Session Support   Desktop   2022-11-05
KDE Prepares Smarter KRunner, Steam Scaling Better Under Plasma Wayland   KDE   2022-11-05
KDE Ends Out October With More Plasma 6.0 Planning, Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2022-10-29
Ubuntu's Mir 2.10 Released With Modernized Touch Events, New Window Move Gesture   Ubuntu   2022-10-26
sdl12-compat 1.2.60 Gets More Old Games Running Atop SDL2 For Modern Linux Gaming   Linux Gaming   2022-10-25
Mesa Lands DMA-BUF Feedback Support For Vulkan On Wayland   Mesa   2022-10-22
KDE Starts More Feature Work On Plasma 5.27, Fixes For Plasma 5.26   KDE   2022-10-22
Mesa OpenGL Threading Messed Up Cursor Handling With KDE Wayland - Fixed Now   Mesa   2022-10-19
Microsoft Releases Its Linux Distribution Update For October 2022   Microsoft   2022-10-18
Firefox 106 Brings Improved WebRTC - Better Screen Sharing On Wayland   Mozilla   2022-10-17
KDE Plasma Wayland Now Supports High Resolution Scrolling   KDE   2022-10-15
KDE Plasma 5.26 Released With Many Great Desktop Improvements   KDE   2022-10-11
Blender 3.4 Aims To Ship Wayland Support Enabled   Wayland   2022-10-11
NVIDIA R520 Linux Driver Being Prepped For Release With New GPU Support   NVIDIA   2022-10-10
Wayland Protocols 1.27 Brings Content Type Hinting, Idle Notification   Wayland   2022-10-10
AMD Continues Working Toward HDR Display Support For The Linux Desktop   Wayland   2022-10-06
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, Linux 6.0, MGLRU, Rust & IO_uring Made For An Exciting September   Phoronix   2022-10-01
Linux 6.1 Change Aims To Auto-Detect Logitech HID++ High Resolution Scrolling Support   Hardware   2022-09-30
Apple M1 Linux GPU DRM Driver Now Running GNOME, Various Apps   Apple   2022-09-29
The Work-In-Progress Rust-Written Apple DRM Driver Manages To Start Wayland's Weston   Apple   2022-09-28
GNOME 43.1 To Support Wayland On The AMD-Xilinx Kria KR260   GNOME   2022-09-25
OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing   Wayland   2022-09-24
A Lot Of Bug Fixing - Including For Wayland - Heading Into KDE Plasma 5.26   KDE   2022-09-24
Wayland's Weston 11.0 Released With HDR Display & Multi-GPU Preparations   Wayland   2022-09-22
GNOME 43 Released With More Apps Ported To GTK4, Wayland Enhancements   GNOME   2022-09-21
Mesa 22.2 Released With AMD RDNA3 Prep, Intel Arc Graphics, Many Vulkan Improvements   Mesa   2022-09-20
NVIDIA 515.76 Driver Released With Bug Fixes, Linux 6.0 Compatibility   NVIDIA   2022-09-20
KDE Plasma 5.26 Beta Week Saw More Fixes To The Plasma Wayland Session   KDE   2022-09-17
Renewed Talk Of User-Space Consoles, Accelerators In The DRM Subsystem   Linux Kernel   2022-09-16
KDE Plasma 5.26 Beta Released With New "Plasma Bigscreen" Interface For TVs   KDE   2022-09-15
KDE Developers Prepare For Plasma 5.26, More Plasma Wayland Fixes Readied   KDE   2022-09-10
GNOME Shell & Mutter 43 Release Candidates Bring Last Minute Changes   GNOME   2022-09-04
KDE Plasma 5.26 Sees More Features & Fixes Ahead Of Beta   KDE   2022-09-03
sdl12-compat 1.2.54 Pre-Release Gets More Games Running On This SDL2 Compatibility Layer   Linux Gaming   2022-09-02
AMD Radeon Linux OpenGL Driver Makes More Optimizations, Eyes GL Threading By Default   Radeon   2022-08-28
GIMP 2.99.12 Released - "A Huge Milestone Towards GIMP 3.0"   Free Software   2022-08-27
Mir 2.9 Released With XDG-Shell For Wayland, Support For More Protocols   Ubuntu   2022-08-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 Is Eliminating GTK 2 Support   Red Hat   2022-08-26
"xisxwayland" Version Two Released For This Simple X.Org Program   X.Org   2022-08-24
SDL 2.24 Released With New APIs, D3D12 Renderer Work On Windows, New Linux Hints   Linux Gaming   2022-08-19
KDE Gear - KDE Applications - 22.08 Released   KDE   2022-08-18
GNOME 43 Beta Released With More GTK 4 Porting, Other Desktop Improvements   GNOME   2022-08-15
Plasma 5.26 Improving Widget Accessibility, Kickoff Gets Compact Mode + Wayland Fixes   KDE   2022-08-13
GNOME Mutter & Shell 43 Beta Bring Several Very Exciting Changes   GNOME   2022-08-11