XWayland is a component to be merged into the X.Org Server for offering a compatibility layer to run legacy X11 applications on Wayland.

XWayland Articles & Reviews

NVIDIA Linux Gaming Performance For Wayland vs. X.Org On Ubuntu 22.04   Display Drivers   2022-02-02
GNOME XWayland Radeon Gaming Performance Is In Good Shape For Ubuntu 21.04   Linux Gaming   2021-02-01
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
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

XWayland Linux & Open-Source News

KDE Plasma 6.1 Prepares For Release Next Week   KDE   2024-06-15
NVIDIA 555.52.04 Beta Linux Driver Brings Fixes   NVIDIA   2024-06-05
XWayland 24.1 Released With Explicit Sync, Better Rootful Experience   Wayland   2024-05-15
KDE Readies More Changes For Next Month's Plasma 6.1   KDE   2024-05-04
XWayland 24.1 RC2 Brings Fixes For Explicit Sync & DRM Leasing   Wayland   2024-05-02
SDL 3.1.2 Preview Prefers PipeWire Over PulseAudio, Fixes XWayland Mouse Warp   Linux Gaming   2024-05-01
GNOME Mutter 46.1 Brings Explicit Sync, Better NVIDIA Hybrid GPU Acceleration   GNOME   2024-04-21
System76's COSMIC Working On Drag & Drop, More Compositor Improvements   Desktop   2024-04-17
XWayland 24.1 RC Released With Explicit Sync, Improved Rootful & GLAMOR Optimizations   Wayland   2024-04-17
Mesa 24.1 Now Supports Vulkan Explicit Synchronization On X11   Mesa   2024-04-16
XWayland 24.1 Planned For Release Next Month With Explicit Sync & Other Features   Wayland   2024-04-12
Wayland 1.23 Planned For Release Around The End Of May   Wayland   2024-04-11
KDE's KWin Merges Wayland Explicit Sync Support   KDE   2024-04-10
Explicit GPU Synchronization Merged For XWayland   X.Org   2024-04-09
KDE On The Importance Of Wayland Explicit Sync   KDE   2024-04-06
X.Org Server & XWayland Hit By Four More Security Issues   X.Org   2024-04-03
Mesa 24.1 Merges Vulkan Support For Wayland Explicit Sync   Mesa   2024-04-02
Drop-In CUDA On AMD, Kernel Discussions, NGINX Fork & Other Q1 Highlights   Phoronix   2024-04-01
SDL3 Will Keep Wayland Default At Least For The Time Being   Linux Gaming   2024-03-27
XWayland-Run 0.0.3 Adds Support For KDE's KWin   Wayland   2024-03-25
KDE Sees A Number Of Regression Fixes & Some Crash Fixes This Week   KDE   2024-03-23
XWayland Rootful Lands HiDPI / Fractional Scaling Support   Wayland   2024-03-20
XWayland Nukes The NVIDIA EGLStream Backend   Wayland   2024-03-18
KDE Plasma 6.0.2 Delivers Another Week Worth Of Bug Fixes   KDE   2024-03-12
KDE Developers Are Currently Seeing 150~200 Bug Reports Per Day   KDE   2024-03-09
KDE Plasma 6.0 Is Proving To Be Unlike The Rocky KDE 4 Launch   KDE   2024-03-03
CUDA On ROCm, Ryzen 8000G Series & Rust Activity Made For An Exciting February   Phoronix   2024-03-01
Wine Wayland Driver Patches Enable Basic OpenGL Support   WINE   2024-02-27
KWinFT Compositor Now Known As Theseus' Ship   KDE   2024-02-27
GNOME Makes Progress On GPU-Accelerated Screencasting, systemd-homed Home Encryption   GNOME   2024-02-25
Sway 1.9 Released - Using New wlroots Rendering API For Better Performance   Wayland   2024-02-24
X.Org Server Clears Out Remnants For Supporting Old Compilers   X.Org   2024-02-20
New GNOME Mutter Code Prepares Fractional Scaling For XWayland   GNOME   2024-02-16
Xfce 4.20 Aiming For Usable Wayland Support While Maintaining X11 Compatibility   Desktop   2024-02-10
The Budgie Desktop Hopes To Do A Wayland-Only Release This Year   Desktop   2024-01-27
Sway 1.9-rc1 Supports New Wayland Extensions & Better Rendering Performance   Wayland   2024-01-26
NVIDIA 550 Linux Beta Driver Released With Many Fixes, VR Displays & Better (X)Wayland   NVIDIA   2024-01-24
Wine 9.0 Released With Initial Wayland Driver, WoW64 Taking Shape & Better Direct3D   WINE   2024-01-16
X.Org Server & XWayland Updated Due To Another Six Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2024-01-16
XWayland Adds "-Output" Option For Better Rootful Fullscreen Control   Wayland   2024-01-11
Wayland Enjoyed Many Successes In 2023   Wayland   2024-01-01
KDE's Nate Graham On X11 Being A Bad Platform & The Wayland Future   KDE   2023-12-27
Firefox 121 Now Available With Wayland Enabled By Default   Mozilla   2023-12-18
X.Org Server & XWayland Updated Due To Two Decade-Old Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2023-12-13
Threadripper 7000 Series, Wayland, Linux 6.7 & Other November Highlights   Phoronix   2023-12-01
Red Hat Developing New xwayland-run & wlheadless-run Utilities   Wayland   2023-11-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 Dropping The X.Org Server Except For XWayland   X.Org   2023-11-28
Wayland's Weston 13.0 Released With Multi-Backend Support & Overlapping Outputs   Wayland   2023-11-28
Firefox 121 Is Looking Good For Having Wayland Enabled By Default   Mozilla   2023-11-25
NVIDIA 545.29.06 Linux Driver Released With Source 2 Engine Fix On XWayland   NVIDIA   2023-11-22
wlroots 0.17 Adds New Wayland Protocols, Continued Vulkan Renderer Work   Wayland   2023-11-22
Vulkan Support Begins Landing For Wine's Wayland Driver   WINE   2023-11-17
Louvre Is A New C++ Library Helping To Build Wayland Compositors   Wayland   2023-11-17
Wine Wayland Driver Lands Improved HiDPI Support   WINE   2023-11-15
Firefox Is Going To Try And Ship With Wayland Enabled By Default   Mozilla   2023-11-13
XWayland Rootful HiDPI Support Under Review   Wayland   2023-11-13
XWayland Now Allows For Better Choosing Between OpenGL & OpenGL ES   X.Org   2023-11-02
NVIDIA 545.29.02 Linux Driver Released With Much Better Wayland Support   NVIDIA   2023-10-31
The Ongoing Work For Native Wine Wayland Support   WINE   2023-10-25
XWayland & X.Org Server See New Releases Due To Three More Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2023-10-25
XWayland's Rootful Mode Is Becoming More Useful   Wayland   2023-10-24
X.Org's GLAMOR Adds Support For OpenGL ES 3.0 Shaders   Mesa   2023-10-18
NVIDIA R545 Linux Beta Driver Brings HDMI Deep Color, Night Color & FB Consoles   NVIDIA   2023-10-17
Wine 8.18 Released WIth Continued Work On Wayland Window Management   WINE   2023-10-13
Mozilla Might Finally Enable Firefox's Wayland Backend Soon   Mozilla   2023-10-13
wlroots Merges Wayland Tearing Control Support   Wayland   2023-09-30
Ubuntu 23.10's Firefox Snap Enabling Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   2023-09-16
Xfce's Wayland Roadmap Updated   Wayland   2023-09-13
Mesa 23.3 Lands Optional Support For Allowing Game Tearing On Wayland   Mesa   2023-09-11
Mesa 23.3 Fixes Zink Rendering For X.Org/XWayland GLAMOR   Mesa   2023-09-10
GNOME Mutter 45 Release Candidate Brings Meta Toolkit Library, Other Last Minute Work   GNOME   2023-09-06
More Wine Wayland Code Submitted For Review - Part 6   WINE   2023-08-31
JetBrains Enabling Wayland Support For IntelliJ-Based IDEs   Wayland   2023-08-30
KDE Plasma 6 Now Enables Tap-To-Click By Default   KDE   2023-08-26
XWayland 23.2 Released With Tearing Control, Resizable Rootful, EI Support   Wayland   2023-08-16
System76 COSMIC Desktop Ironing Out Support For Themes, Application API   Desktop   2023-08-12
GNOME Shell & Mutter 45 Betas Released   GNOME   2023-08-08
XWayland 23.2 RC2 Restores An Optimization For Depth 24 Windows   X.Org   2023-08-02
XWayland 23.2 RC1 Brings Tearing Control, Resizable Rootful, Emulated Input   X.Org   2023-07-19
Wine 8.12 Released With Additional Wayland Enablement   WINE   2023-07-07
Mesa 23.1.2 Released With Intel Fix For VKD3D-Proton, More RADV Fixes   Mesa   2023-06-08
Wine 8.9 Released With More Wayland Bits, Mono 8.0 Upgrade   WINE   2023-05-26
Wayland's Weston 12.0 Released With Multi-GPU Support, PipeWire Backend, Tearing Control   Wayland   2023-05-17
Asahi Linux To Users: Please Stop Using X.Org   Wayland   2023-05-13
Wayland's Weston 12 Alpha Brings Multi-GPU Support, PipeWire Backend, Tearing Control   Wayland   2023-04-26
System76 Making COSMIC Improvements To Their Launcher, Better Performance   Desktop   2023-04-07
XWayland Lands Fix For At Least One Game Hanging It & Causing 100% CPU Usage   X.Org   2023-03-27
KDE This Week Unveiled The XWaylandVideoBridge, Landed More Crash Fixes   KDE   2023-03-26
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
KDE XWayland Video Bridge Aims To Improve Linux Desktop Screen Sharing   KDE   2023-03-22
NVIDIA Improving wlroots For Better Dual-GPU Gaming Performance   Wayland   2023-03-16
GNOME Shell & Mutter 44 Release Candidates Bring Last Minute Changes   GNOME   2023-03-07
Wine Wayland Driver Takes Another Step Closer To Mainline   WINE   2023-02-24
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
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
System76 Adding XWayland Support & Other Improvements To Its COSMIC DE   Desktop   2023-01-31
NVIDIA Contributes linux_dmabuf v4 Feedback Support To XWayland   X.Org   2023-01-21
GNOME's Mutter Adds Support For Toggling Byte-Swapped XWayland Clients   X.Org   2023-01-17
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
GNOME's Mutter Now Allows Building Without XWayland - Nearing Optional X11   GNOME   2023-01-04
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
Fedora Linux Looks To Close Another "Large Attack Surface" With The X.Org Server   Fedora   2022-12-22
X.Org Server & XWayland Updated Due To New Round Of Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2022-12-14
SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11   Wayland   2022-11-29
Mageia 9 Alpha 1 Released With A Smaller Footprint, Many Updates   Operating Systems   2022-11-12
KDE Prepares Smarter KRunner, Steam Scaling Better Under Plasma Wayland   KDE   2022-11-05
OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing   Wayland   2022-09-24
"xisxwayland" Version Two Released For This Simple X.Org Program   X.Org   2022-08-24
X.Org Protocols 2022.2 Released With XWAYLAND Extension, DRI3 v1.3   X.Org   2022-08-11
Weston 11.0 Alpha Released With Many Improvements For This Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2022-08-10
Renewed Work Around GNOME 30-bit Deep Color Frame-Buffer Support   GNOME   2022-08-09
XWayland 22.1.3 Released Due To XKB Security Vulnerabilities   Wayland   2022-07-13
When Time Comes For GTK5, It Might Be Wayland-Only On Linux   GNOME   2022-07-03
XWayland "Rootfull" Changes Merged For Running A Complete Desktop Environment   X.Org   2022-07-01
Wayland 1.21 Released With New High Resolution Scroll Event   Wayland   2022-06-30
New Progress Being Made On Deep Color Support For GNOME Wayland Sessions   GNOME   2022-06-22
KDE Plasma 5.26 To Allow Crisper XWayland Apps With New Scaling Option   KDE   2022-06-18
GNOME's Mutter Moving Closer To Pure Wayland-Only Build Option   GNOME   2022-05-31
Wayland 1.21 Alpha Finally Introduces High-Resolution Scroll Wheel Support   Wayland   2022-05-27
NVIDIA's List Of Known Wayland Issues From SLI To VDPAU, VR & More   NVIDIA   2022-05-22
KDE Plasma 5.25 Preparing More Bug Fixes, Continued Wayland Fixes   KDE   2022-05-21
XWayland Adds New Option To Expose Dummy Modes For Gamescope / Steam Deck   Wayland   2022-05-20
Ubuntu's Chromium Snap Now Allows Enabling Native Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2022-05-13
SDL2 Reverts Its Wayland Preference - Goes Back To X11 Default   Wayland   2022-04-18
KDE Has Many Plasma Wayland Fixes In Its Easter Basket   KDE   2022-04-15
Raspberry Pi OS Adds Experimental Wayland Support   Raspberry Pi   2022-04-08
Steam Deck, Ryzen Servers, Apple M1 On Linux & Milan-X Excited Linux Users In Q1   Phoronix   2022-03-31
XWayland 22.1.1 Released - Fixes Some Windowed Apps Stuck To 58 FPS   X.Org   2022-03-31
GNOME 42 Released With Many Improvements From Wayland To GTK4 Porting   GNOME   2022-03-23
Steam Deck, GNOME 42 Advancements & AMD Linux Updates Excited Readers In February   Phoronix   2022-03-01
GNOME 42 Beta Released - Begins The UI / Feature / API Freeze, More Apps Ported To GTK4   GNOME   2022-02-22
KDE Developers Had A Very Busy Valentine's Week With Many Plasma Improvements   KDE   2022-02-19
XWayland 22.1 Released With DRM Lease Support, Other Improvements   Wayland   2022-02-16
GNOME Shell & Mutter Prepare For GNOME 42 Beta With More Desktop Enhancements   GNOME   2022-02-14
KDE Kicks Off February With More Bug Fixes, 30-bit Color Support For Plasma On X11   KDE   2022-02-05
GNOME 42 Improves XWayland Auto Termination Handling   GNOME   2022-01-30
SDL2 On Linux Now Prefers Wayland Over X11   Linux Gaming   2022-01-26
XWayland 22.1 RC1 Released With DRM Leasing, Other Improvements   X.Org   2022-01-19
XWayland 22.1 Planned For Release Next Month   X.Org   2022-01-10
LABWC 0.4 Stacking Wayland Compositor Brings Fullscreen Mode, Drag & Drop   Wayland   2022-01-01
Happy New Year & A Wrap On 2021   Phoronix   2021-12-31
Fedora Had A Stellar 2021 & Continued Running At The Forefront Of Linux Innovations   Fedora   2021-12-30
X.Org Server 21.1.2 Released With Security Fixes, Back To Pretending All Displays Are 96 DPI   X.Org   2021-12-15
X.Org Server Hit By Its Latest Batch Of Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2021-12-14