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

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
Wine's Wayland Driver Continues Maturing, Aims To Go Through Wine-Staging   WINE   2021-12-10
Fedora 36 Planning To Run Wayland By Default With NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver   Fedora   2021-12-07
XWayland Lands DRM Leasing Support To Handle VR Headsets   X.Org   2021-12-07
XWayland Adds Support For Touchpad Gestures   X.Org   2021-12-05
KDE Lands More Plasma Wayland Fixes, Other Enhancements For Plasma 5.24   KDE   2021-11-13
Experimental Mesa Zink Code Managing To Run Wayland's Weston Compositor   Mesa   2021-11-12
XWayland 21.1.3 Released With Support For NVIDIA's 495 Driver GBM   X.Org   2021-11-08
XWayland Lands Another Performance Fix   Wayland   2021-11-04
Fedora 35 Cleared For Release Next Week   Fedora   2021-10-28
X.Org Server 21.1 Released With Variable Rate Refresh In Modesetting Driver, Other Work   X.Org   2021-10-27
XWayland 21.1.3 Nears With Support For NVIDIA 495 Driver's GBM   Wayland   2021-10-21
KDE Plasma 5.23 Released In Marking 25 Years Of KDE   KDE   2021-10-14
KDE Moves To GitLab-Based CI, Lands More Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2021-10-09
Mir 2.5 Released With Wayland Extension Updates For Better Handling On-Screen Keyboards   Ubuntu   2021-10-05
Fedora 35 Beta Released With Many New Features, Countless Package Updates   Fedora   2021-09-28
XWayland GLX Path Enables sRGB Support   Wayland   2021-09-25
X.Org Server 21.1 RC1 Released With VRR Support For Modesetting Driver, Other Features   X.Org   2021-09-21
The Current State Of Intel Discrete Graphics On Linux: Almost "Fully Functional"   Intel   2021-09-17
KDE Plasma 5.23 Beta Released As The 25th Anniversary Edition   KDE   2021-09-16
Mesa Lands Option That Can Help XWayland-Based Gaming On The Steam Deck   Mesa   2021-09-13
KDE's Plasma Wayland Session Is "Finally Reaching Stability" Following Many Fixes   KDE   2021-09-04
Wayland Protocols 1.22 Released With DRM Object Leasing Support For VR HMDs   Wayland   2021-09-01
KDE Plasma 5.23 Will Be Another Exciting Release With Many Improvements Abound   KDE   2021-08-28
GNOME 41 Beta Released With "Calls" SIP/VoIP Support, Wayland Improvements   GNOME   2021-08-23
KDE Plasma Introduces A New Overview Effect, Many Wayland Fixes   KDE   2021-08-21
X.Org Server 21.1 Will Aim To Release In The Coming Weeks   X.Org   2021-08-10
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
NVIDIA Releases 470.57.02 Linux Driver, DLSS SDK Adds Official Linux Support   NVIDIA   2021-07-19
New X.Org Server Release While Maintaining Separate XWayland Being Discussed   X.Org   2021-07-11
XWayland 21.1.2 Released With NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration Support   Wayland   2021-07-09
KDE Kicks Off July With More Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2021-07-09
X.Org Server 21.1 Development Snapshot Released   X.Org   2021-07-05
XWayland 21.1.2 Nears With NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration   X.Org   2021-06-30
NVIDIA Posts 470 Linux Driver Beta With Better Wayland Support, DLSS + Improved PRIME   NVIDIA   2021-06-22
Experimental Wayland Driver For Wine Now Supports Vulkan, Other Features   WINE   2021-06-07
X.Org Server Git Lands Latest Patches To Help NVIDIA XWayland   X.Org   2021-05-31
XWayland Lands Support For Sharing Pixmaps Via MIT-SHM   X.Org   2021-05-19
GNUstep Releases Early Wayland Support, Many Other Improvements Too   Desktop   2021-05-06
Taiwins 0.3 Released As Newest Wayland Compositor Release   Wayland   2021-05-04
Hypocrite Commits, Rocket Lake Benchmarks, Arch's New Installer Rallied April   Phoronix   2021-05-01
Fedora 34 Released As A Hugely Exciting Update For This Linux Distribution   Fedora   2021-04-27
Fedora 34 To Release Next Week As A Very Exciting Update   Fedora   2021-04-24
Mesa 21.0.3 + Mesa 21.1-rc2 Released   Mesa   2021-04-21
X.Org Server 1.20.11 Released Due To New Security Advisory   X.Org   2021-04-13
X.Org Server Git Lands Support For Hardware-Accelerated XWayland With NVIDIA   NVIDIA   2021-04-09
Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Released For This Linux 5.11 Powered Update With Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   2021-04-01
The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News From Q1'2021   Mesa   2021-03-29
KDE Saw More Wayland Fixes This Week, Other Changes   KDE   2021-03-20
GNOME 40 Release Candidate Arrives Ahead Of Next Week's Official Debut   GNOME   2021-03-19
Standalone XWayland Makes It For Ubuntu 21.04 Along With Linux 5.11, Mesa 21.0   Ubuntu   2021-03-18
XWayland 21.1 Standalone Released To Offer Better X11 Client On Wayland Experience   X.Org   2021-03-17
The Last Minute GNOME Shell + Mutter 40 Release Candidate Changes   GNOME   2021-03-16
LABWC Is The Newest Stacking Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2021-03-06
NVIDIA 470 Linux Driver Series To Be "Even More Wayland-Friendly"   NVIDIA   2021-03-05
Wine's Project Leader Has Given A Blessing To The Wayland Effort   WINE   2021-03-05
KDE Rolling Out New CLI Tools, Many Crash Fixes   KDE   2021-02-27
GNOME 40 Beta Released With Many Improvements   GNOME   2021-02-24
GNOME Shell + Mutter 40 Beta Released With Wayland Improvements, Overview Redesign   GNOME   2021-02-23
Experimental Wayland Support For Wine Now Sees More Functionality Working   Wayland   2021-02-19
XWayland 21.1 Release Candidate Offers Split From The X.Org Server   X.Org   2021-02-17
Mir 2.3.2 Released With Better XWayland HiDPI, Copy/Paste Between Wayland/XWayland   Ubuntu   2021-02-11
The Work Ahead For Ubuntu 21.04 To Switch To Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   2021-02-09
KDE Plasma 5.22 Will Support Direct Scan-Out For Full-Screen Games / Apps   KDE   2021-02-06
Fedora 34 Will See HarfBuzz-Enabled FreeType As The Latest For This Huge Feature Release   Fedora   2021-02-05
Taiwins Wayland Compositor Switches From WLROOTS To Its Own Library   Wayland   2021-01-31
GNOME Shell Merges Its New Horizontal Workspaces   GNOME   2021-01-30
XWayland 21.1 Planned For Release In Mid-March   X.Org   2021-01-29
GNOME 40 Alpha Released   GNOME   2021-01-26
GNOME 40 Will Now Handle XWayland On-Demand By Default   GNOME   2021-01-19
Fedora Looks To Overhaul Its Community Outreach   Fedora   2021-01-12
NVIDIA Prepares XWayland OpenGL/Vulkan Acceleration Support   NVIDIA   2021-01-07
Fedora 34 To Ship With Standalone XWayland, LLVM 12 + Other Changes Approved   Fedora   2021-01-05
Some Linux/Open-Source Letdowns Last For Years   Free Software   2021-01-01
The Most Popular NVIDIA Linux News + Milestones Of 2020   NVIDIA   2020-12-30
DNF/RPM Copy-On-Write Eyed For Fedora 34 To Speed Up Package Installation   Fedora   2020-12-23
Fedora Shifting Their Git Repositories To "Main", Some To "Rawhide"   Fedora   2020-12-21
KDE Sees New Features, Bug Fixes Ahead Of Christmas   KDE   2020-12-19
XWayland 21.1 Proposed In Splitting Off Releases From The X.Org Server   X.Org   2020-12-18
There's Finally An Experimental Driver For Native Wayland Support Within Wine   WINE   2020-12-15
GNOME's Mutter 40 Alpha Released With Big Improvements   GNOME   2020-12-02
X.Org Server 1.20.10 Allows For Larger Number Of Input Devices, Present Extension Fixes   X.Org   2020-12-02
Fedora Looks To Provide Standalone XWayland Package Tracking X.Org Server Git   Fedora   2020-11-30
KDE Closing Out November With More Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2020-11-28
Arcan 0.6 Display Server Adds Network Transparency, XWayland Client Isolation   Free Software   2020-11-26
KDE Saw A "Bug Massacre" This Week With Better NVIDIA Wayland Experience, Many Fixes   KDE   2020-10-31
Adam Jackson On The State Of The X.Org Server In 2020   X.Org   2020-10-28
More KDE Wayland Fixes Heading Into Plasma 5.20.1   KDE   2020-10-17
NetBSD Has Some Wayland Support But X11 Is Far More Mature   Wayland   2020-09-29
KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta Released With Better Wayland Support   KDE   2020-09-17
Gamescope Continues Advancing As Wayland/Vulkan Compositor Backed By Valve   Valve   2020-09-16
Hikari 2.2 Wayland Compositor Adds Support For WayVNC, Other Features   Wayland   2020-09-08
Intel mOS, Cachy, Mozilla Layoffs Were The Open-Source Buzz Of August   Phoronix   2020-09-01
Many Linux Developers Are Ecstatic Over Fedora On Lenovo Systems   Hardware   2020-08-31
X.Org Server 1.20.9 Released With Numerous XWayland Fixes   X.Org   2020-08-26
Some Ugly Code Can Get NVIDIA's Linux Driver Working With Accelerated XWayland   NVIDIA   2020-08-23
30-bit Deep Color For GNOME On Wayland Will Likely Take Some Time   GNOME   2020-08-18
GNOME 3.38 Beta Released Ahead Of Official Release Next Month   GNOME   2020-08-15
More Wayland Fixes Pile On For KDE Plasma 5.20   KDE   2020-08-08
GNOME OS Is Taking Shape But Its To Serve For Testing The Desktop   GNOME   2020-07-22
EGMDE Is Still Being Hacked On As A Lightweight Mir Desktop   Ubuntu   2020-06-26
KDE Plasma 5.19 Released After Lots Of Polishing, Better Wayland Support   KDE   2020-06-09
KDE Plasma 5.19 Has Better Wayland Support But Their Goal Is Not Yet Complete   KDE   2020-06-02
High Resolution Wheel Scrolling Back To Being Finished Up For The Linux Desktop   Desktop   2020-04-04
X.Org Server 1.20.8 Released With No Sign Of GLAMOR/XWayland-Improved X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2020-03-30
GNOME 3.36 Set To Be Released Today With Ongoing Wayland + Performance Improvements   GNOME   2020-03-11
GNOME 3.36 RC2 Released Ahead Of The Official Desktop Update Next Week   GNOME   2020-03-06
GNOME 3.36 Seeing Last Minute Mutter Wayland Improvements   GNOME   2020-03-01
Mir 1.7.1 Released With X11 Support Promoted Out Of "Experimental" Phase   Ubuntu   2020-02-25
X.Org Server Lands Fixes For XWayland Full-Screen Support   X.Org   2020-02-24
GNOME 3.36 Beta 2 Released With Initial Setup Parental Controls, Lock-Screen USB Disable   GNOME   2020-02-18