Bryce Harrington announced the release today of the release candidates for Wayland 1.11 and the reference Weston 1.11 compositor.
Version 1.4 of the Wayland Protocols package has been released with a new protocol extension.
Per the Wayland 1.11 schedule, Wayland and its reference Weston compositor saw their v1.11 beta releases during the night. Wayland 1.11 remains on target for release at the end of May.
Here is an elegant explanation by an upstream Wayland developer about what the consensus outside of NVIDIA mostly comes down to in the EGLStreams vs. GBM debate that's been occupying Wayland stakeholders the past month.
It's been over one month since NVIDIA presented their proposed Weston patches for supporting Wayland with NVIDIA's Linux binary driver but the discussion over their proposed approach remains heated.
Libinput 1.3 was released today with support for tablet pads -- the tablet part of a graphics tablet, with this being the last feature the developers needed for declaring feature-complete graphics tablet support in this widely-used input handling library.
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series.
The discussion over NVIDIA's patches to Wayland has fired back up this week with NVIDIA and upstream Wayland developers seeing different views on the matter. In the latest email exchanges, a comparison to ChromeOS was brought up.
Sway, the i3-compatible tiling window manager for Wayland, is out with a new version.
Bryce Harrington has laid out plans for shipping the next major version of Wayland (v1.11) around the end of May and of course joined by Weston 1.11.
Libinput 1.3 has stepped closer to being released with today's RC2 release. Libinput 1.3 will further enhance input handling for Wayland, X.Org, and Mir powered systems.
While many games are running on Wayland either natively or through XWayland (the most likely scenario right now), not all of them offer a great experience due to functional issues. One of the functionality problems right now for games being piped through XWayland is the lack of pointer/mouse warping.
A new proposal was published today for adding per-surface remote support to Wayland's Weston compositor with regard to its IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) shell.
The libinput input handling library used by X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems now has support for a touchpad software middle button.
Samsung developers have been working on implementing client-side post processing effects for Wayland. This is to achieve similar effects like "wobbly windows" as were common to the Linux desktop going back many years with AIGLX / Compiz / Beryl.
If you are looking for some Wayland drama, check out the most commented on mailing list thread this week: collaboration on standard Wayland protocol extensions.
Following NVIDIA publishing a new Linux driver that supports Wayland and Mir alongside X11, a NVIDIA engineer followed through and posted patches of the EGL support changes needed by Wayland's Weston compositor to support the new driver.
There is a quick update to the XWayland Gets GLAMOR X-Video Support story.
It's been less than one week since the Wayland-Protocols 1.2 release while out now is Wayland-Protocols 1.3.
Wayland-Protocols 1.2 was released this morning as the newest version of this official Wayland protocol collection.
Among the features not putting Wayland at feature parity with X11/X.Org is screensaver inhibition. You know, when you're watching a movie or gaming and don't want the screensaver to interrupt the experience? It's now being worked on for Wayland's reference compositor.
While traditionally Wayland summer projects have been tucked into the X.Org umbrella with their longtime involvement in Google's Summer of Code, for GSoC 2016 there is now Wayland as its own organization alongside the X.Org Foundation.
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer has written a blog post about the state of graphics tablet support inside the libinput input landing library.
For those interested in the state of various open-source desktop programs on Wayland, there is a nice read about the compatibility with these modern Linux programs.
Libinput 1.2.0 was officially released this morning by Red Hat's Peter Hutterer for improving the Linux input support on X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems.
Wayland 1.10 was officially released today with Bryce Harrington of Samsung's Open-Source Group announcing the release on behalf of all Wayland developers.
Coming out this morning ahead of Wayland 1.10 final is the Wayland-Protocols 1.1 release.
If you are interested in the X-Video output mechanism at all for video presentation under X11, thanks to a new patch it could soon be working under XWayland for maintaining legacy support.
Peter Hutterer announced the release today of libinput 1.1.902 as the latest development snapshot of this input handling library becoming very common to Wayland / Mir / X11 systems.
Developer Pavlo Rudyi has written a blog post about his experiences with the different desktop environments currently supporting Wayland. The results aren't a big surprise, but nevertheless it's great to see the continued interest in Wayland and the ongoing work by many different parties in ensuring Wayland will be able to dominate the Linux desktop.
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