Weston is the reference compositor to Wayland.

Weston Articles & Reviews

Trying Out The Latest Wayland Linux Desktops With RBOS   Software   2014-03-25
Why Wayland & Weston Were Forked   Software   2013-03-29

Weston Linux & Open-Source News

Wayland 1.23 Alpha Released With OpenBSD Support & New APIs   Wayland   2024-04-25
Wayland 1.23 Planned For Release Around The End Of May   Wayland   2024-04-11
More Efficient VirtIO DRM Driver To Import Scanout Buffers From Other Devices   Virtualization   2024-03-28
Wayland Enjoyed Many Successes In 2023   Wayland   2024-01-01
Red Hat Developing New xwayland-run & wlheadless-run Utilities   Wayland   2023-11-29
Wayland's Weston 13.0 Released With Multi-Backend Support & Overlapping Outputs   Wayland   2023-11-28
Louvre Is A New C++ Library Helping To Build Wayland Compositors   Wayland   2023-11-17
Weston 13 Alpha Released With New Backends, Other Improvements   Wayland   2023-10-16
FDBuild 0.1 Released To Make It Easier To Quickly Build Multiple Projects   Programming   2023-10-12
Wayland's Weston 13 Compositor Planned For Release Next Month   Wayland   2023-10-10
wlroots Merges Wayland Tearing Control Support   Wayland   2023-09-30
Wayland Color Management Protocol Posted For Weston   Wayland   2023-09-23
Wayland's Weston 12.0 Released With Multi-GPU Support, PipeWire Backend, Tearing Control   Wayland   2023-05-17
Wayland's Weston 12 Alpha Brings Multi-GPU Support, PipeWire Backend, Tearing Control   Wayland   2023-04-26
RBOS Updated As The Linux Live Environment Showcasing The Latest Wayland Code   Wayland   2023-01-17
Wlroots-Based Xfce Xwfm4 Wayland Code Taking Shape   Wayland   2022-12-21
oneVPL 2023.1 Released For Intel's Open-Source Video Processing Library   Intel   2022-11-22
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
OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing   Wayland   2022-09-24
Wayland's Weston 11.0 Released With HDR Display & Multi-GPU Preparations   Wayland   2022-09-22
Weston 11.0 Alpha Released With Many Improvements For This Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2022-08-10
Xfce's Xfwm4 Sees Wayland Port With Wlroots   Wayland   2022-07-15
LVFS Has Served More Than 52 Million Firmware Files To Linux Users   LVFS   2022-05-31
Wayland 1.21 Alpha Finally Introduces High-Resolution Scroll Wheel Support   Wayland   2022-05-27
RadeonSI Adds EGL Context High Priority Support To Help Wayland Compositors   Radeon   2022-05-25
Intel Preps Some Big Graphics Driver Improvements For Linux 5.19   Intel   2022-04-27
Wayland's Weston 10.0 Compositor Released With DMA-BUF Feedback, Libseat Support   Wayland   2022-02-01
Microsoft's Director of OS Security Gets Coreboot Playing Nicely With Windows 11   Microsoft   2022-01-18
GNOME 42 Lands DMA-BUF Feedback Support For Better Multi-GPU, Proper Direct Scanout   GNOME   2022-01-05
Wayland's Weston 10 Alpha Brings Early Color Management Work, More Zero-Copy Scanout   Wayland   2021-12-14
DMA-BUF Feedback Support For Wayland Lands In Mesa 22.0's EGL Code   Mesa   2021-11-27
Compute PBO Download Support Merged For Mesa 22.0, Xnine Comes For Source Engine Games   Mesa   2021-11-19
Experimental Zink On NVIDIA's Vulkan Driver Capable Of Outperforming OpenGL Driver   Mesa   2021-11-18
Copper Aims To Improve Mesa's Zink Efficiency In 2022   Mesa   2021-11-17
Experimental Mesa Zink Code Managing To Run Wayland's Weston Compositor   Mesa   2021-11-12
Wayland 1.20 Alpha Released With Upstreamed FreeBSD Support, Autotools Nuked   Wayland   2021-11-05
Sway's wlroots Lands Initial Vulkan Renderer   Wayland   2021-10-28
Red Hat Is Hiring So Linux Can Finally Have Good HDR Display Support   Red Hat   2021-09-17
Taiwins 0.3 Released As Newest Wayland Compositor Release   Wayland   2021-05-04
Taiwins Wayland Compositor Switches From WLROOTS To Its Own Library   Wayland   2021-01-31
2020 Was Another Interesting Year For Microsoft Around Open-Source/Linux   Microsoft   2020-12-28
Sony Engineer Talks Up Using Flutter + Wayland For Their Embedded Interfaces   Wayland   2020-10-28
Taiwins 0.2 Released As Modular Wayland Compositor That Supports Lua Scripting   Wayland   2020-09-18
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Released With Kiosk Shell For Always-Fullscreen Apps   Wayland   2020-09-04
NVIDIA Engineer Sends Out Patches For Supporting Sync FDs + Sync Objects With Nouveau   NVIDIA   2020-09-03
Linux 5.10 To Bring Support For Matrox G200 Desktop Graphics Cards   Hardware   2020-08-26
Wayland-Utils 1.0 Relased As New Utility Package For Wayland Tools   Wayland   2020-08-01
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Reaches Alpha   Wayland   2020-07-31
Wayland's Weston Compositor Introduces Kiosk/Fullscreen Shell   Wayland   2020-07-30
Linux Seeing Kernel GPU Driver Support Two Decades Later For Matrox G200 Graphics Cards   Hardware   2020-07-15
Wayland-Info Spun From Weston Code For Offering Wayland Helper Tool   Wayland   2020-07-10
Wayland's Weston 9.0 Aims For Release In Early September   Wayland   2020-07-02
Microsoft Posts Initial DRM Driver For Hyper-V Synthetic Video Device   Microsoft   2020-06-23
Kernel Advancements, Microsoft Linux News Kept Open-Source Fans Entertained In May   Phoronix   2020-06-02
Microsoft Is Writing Its Own Wayland Compositor As Part Of WSL2 GUI Efforts   Microsoft   2020-05-20
TAIWINS Is A Compact Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2020-05-13
Experimental Linux Live OS For Showcasing Wayland Updated With Latest Desktops   Wayland   2020-05-07
Wayland-Protocols 1.19 Released With Governance Guide, Updated XDG-Shell   Wayland   2020-02-29
Wayland 1.18 Released With Meson Support, Other Minor Changes   Wayland   2020-02-12
Weston 8.0 Released With DRM HDCP Support, EGL Partial Updates, Headless OpenGL   Wayland   2020-01-24
Wayland Adds Meson Build System Support   Wayland   2020-01-14
Wayland's Wild Decade From v1.0 Release To Usable GNOME/KDE Desktop Support   Wayland   2019-12-29
Intel Adding DRM-Based Scaling Filter Support For Wayland's Weston For Less Blurry Outputs   Intel   2019-12-22
Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Beta With Direct-Display Extension, Partial Updates, HDCP   Wayland   2019-12-21
Ten Years Past GNOME's 10x10 Goal, The Linux Desktop Is Still Far From Having A 10% Marketshare   GNOME   2019-12-14
Wayland's Weston 8.0 Reaches Alpha With EGL Partial Updates, Headless OpenGL   Wayland   2019-12-07
Wayland's Weston 8.0 Bringing Direct-Display Extension, HDCP On DRM Back-End + More   Wayland   2019-11-27
It Looks Like HDMI FreeSync/VRR For Linux + Wayland Support Will Eventually Come For AMD   AMD   2019-10-04
Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Released With PipeWire Streaming Support   Wayland   2019-08-23
Weston 7.0 Reaches Alpha With PipeWire, HDCP, EGL Partial Updates & Mores   Wayland   2019-07-20
Wayland's Weston Lands A Pipewire Plug-In As New Remote Desktop Streaming Option   Wayland   2019-07-19
Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Aiming To Release Next Month   Wayland   2019-07-13
Wayland's Weston Gets Option To Enable HDCP Support Per-Output   Wayland   2019-07-12
Xfway Aims To Provide A Wayland Compositor Inspired By Xfce's Xfwm4   Desktop   2019-06-28
Wayland's Weston Now Supports EGL Partial Updates For Better Performance   Wayland   2019-06-27
Wayland's Weston 6.0.1 Released With Build System Fixes & Other Corrections   Wayland   2019-06-24
Intel Graphics Driver Ready For HDR Support In Linux 5.3, Other Last-Minute Features   Intel   2019-06-20
Linux 5.3 To Enable HDR Metadata Support For AMDGPU Driver   Radeon   2019-06-05
More HDR Display Bits On The Way For The Linux 5.3 Kernel   Hardware   2019-05-26
There Are A Ton Of Interesting GSoC Projects This Year: Dav1d GPU Compute, Wayland, Rust   Google   2019-05-06
The PinePhone Linux Smartphone Dev Kit Can Run Wayland's Weston   Hardware   2019-04-20
Wayland's Current Release Manager Is Stepping Down, Following Samsung's Open-Source Drama   Wayland   2019-04-05
High Resolution Scroll Wheel Support Being Worked On For Wayland   Wayland   2019-04-03
Wayland's Weston 6.0 Compositor Released With New Remoting/Streaming Plug-In   Wayland   2019-03-28
SUSE Develops New Driver That Exposes DRM Atop FBDEV Frame-Buffer Drivers   Linux Kernel   2019-03-26
Wayland 1.17 Released With Updated Protocol & Other Improvements   Wayland   2019-03-21
Wayland 1.17 & Weston 6.0 Gear Up To Release Next Week   Wayland   2019-03-15
Wayland 1.17 + Weston 6.0 Reach Beta   Wayland   2019-03-07
Wayland 1.17 & Weston 6.0 Reach Alpha, Officially Releasing Next Month   Wayland   2019-02-19
Wayland's Weston 6.0 To Support XDG-Shell Stable, Helping Apps Like MPV Video Player   Wayland   2019-02-16
Weston Adds Pixman Renderer Config Option   Wayland   2019-02-02
Sway Adds Relative Pointer Support To Its 1.0 Feature List   Wayland   2019-01-31
Intel's Linux Driver Stack Continues Getting Plumbed For FP16 Visuals / Wide Color Gamut   Intel   2019-01-29
Wayland & Weston To See New Releases In Early March   Wayland   2019-01-27
Libinput Working On User-Space Support For High Resolution Scroll Wheels   X.Org   2019-01-25
Wayland's Weston Moving Towards Its Next Release Soon   Wayland   2019-01-20
Intel Developer Working On Adding HDR Display Support To Wayland / Weston   Wayland   2019-01-10
Panfrost Open-Source Mali Driver Now Has A Winsys Working With ARM's Kernel Driver   Mesa   2019-01-07
The X.Org Server Continues Cruising Along As We Approach 2019   X.Org   2018-12-28
A Look At The Wayland/Weston Development Stats For 2018   Wayland   2018-12-26
Wayland's Weston Switching Over To The Meson Build System   Wayland   2018-12-13
Wayland's Weston Is In Severe Need Of More Development Help   Wayland   2018-11-03
Wayland's Weston Gets A Remoting Plugin For Virtual Output Streaming   Wayland   2018-10-30
Samsung Open-Source Group Reportedly Shuts Down   Free Software   2018-10-27
Panfrost Open-Source GPU Driver Continues Advancing For Mali GPUs   Mesa   2018-10-21
Following Mir 1.0, Developers Encouraged To Target Wayland Instead Of Mir Client API   Ubuntu   2018-09-28
Wayland's Weston Will Now Respect Your VR HMD   Wayland   2018-09-24
Wayland 1.16 Released, Likely The Last Time-Based Release, Plus Weston 5.0   Wayland   2018-08-24
Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 RC2 Released To Fix Vulnerabilities   Wayland   2018-08-18
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Release Candidates For Testing   Wayland   2018-08-11
Mir's EGMDE Desktop Is Now Available From The Snap Store   Ubuntu   2018-08-07
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Hit The Beta Milestone   Wayland   2018-07-28
Wayland 1.16 & Weston 5.0 Reach Alpha   Wayland   2018-07-13
Wayland's Weston Picks Up Force-On, Modifiers, Aspect Ratio Handling   Wayland   2018-07-07
Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software Stack, Testing Vibration Motors, Chargers   Hardware   2018-06-13
Wayland's Weston 5.0 Moved Up To An August Release   Wayland   2018-06-13
Weston Might Move To 4 Month Releases While Wayland's Maturity May Stop Timed Cycles   Wayland   2018-06-03
Weston Now Has Its New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   2018-05-30
XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling   X.Org   2018-05-24
FreeDesktop.org Migrating To GitLab   X.Org   2018-05-07
Wayland's Weston Gets Optimizations For Its Pixman Renderer   Wayland   2018-04-23
Wayland's Weston Begins Switching To Head-Based Output API   Wayland   2018-04-18
Wayland Gets A Meson Build System Port   Wayland   2018-04-11
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Officially Released   Wayland   2018-04-09
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Release Candidates Published   Wayland   2018-04-02
Some Of The Grandest Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Over The Years   Free Software   2018-04-01
EGMDE: The Example Mir Desktop Environment   Ubuntu   2018-03-31
Wayland's Weston Getting New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   2018-03-23
Wayfire Is A New Wayland Compositor That Supports Desktop Cube, Expo & Other Plugins   Wayland   2018-03-22
Wayland 1.15 Beta Released With Weston 4.0 Beta   Wayland   2018-03-19
Mir Devs Are Still Working On An Example Mir Desktop Session For Ubuntu 18.04   Ubuntu   2018-03-14
Aspect Ratio Support Within The Linux Kernel's DRM Code Revised   Intel   2018-03-06
Wayland's Weston Gets Patch For High Priority GPU Support   Wayland   2018-03-01
GSoC 2018 Could Bring Better Video Decode, Nouveau Vulkan, Wayland Improvements   X.Org   2018-02-27
Weston 4.0 Alpha Brings Atomic Mode-Setting, New Protocol Support   Wayland   2018-02-27
Wayland 1.15 Alpha Released, Pulls In Libwayland-EGL   Wayland   2018-02-26
Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000 Hardware   Mesa   2018-02-23
Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around Windows   Ubuntu   2018-02-23
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Now Planned For Release In April   Wayland   2018-02-12
Atomic Mode-Setting Finally Landing For Wayland's Weston Compositor   Wayland   2018-02-06
KWin Developer's Response To The GNOME CSD Initiative   KDE   2018-01-27
Experimental XDG-Shell Support For Mir's Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2018-01-15
Some Of What's Coming For Wayland's Weston 4.0 Compositor   Wayland   2018-01-14
Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Planning For Release Next Month   Wayland   2018-01-11
Wayland Made More Inroads In 2017   Wayland   2017-12-29
FreeBSD Looks At Making Wayland Support Available By Default   BSD   2017-12-22
Intel Posts Experimental Patches For Wayland/Weston/Mesa HDR   Intel   2017-12-21
Atomic Mode-Setting Support For Wayland's Weston Might Finally Be Ready To Land   Wayland   2017-12-20
Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional HiDPI, Rust Bindings   Wayland   2017-12-15