Wayland News Archives
The State of Wayland's GSoC Project For Improved Output Handling

Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling.

22 August 2016 - GSOC Wayland - 8 Comments
Libweston-Desktop Added To Wayland's Weston

For the past two years already there has been an effort going of building libweston, effectively punting much of the Weston code off into a library that can then be re-used by other Wayland compositors. Libweston provides most of the basic Wayland protocol components and other low-level functionality so it becomes easier for developers to build full-featured Wayland compositors. Now part of the family is Libweston-Desktop.

14 August 2016 - Libweston-Desktop - 3 Comments
Wayland's Weston Now Working On Libweston-Desktop

Wayland developers continue working on Libweston, which is aiming to make more of the Weston reference compositor reusable by other Wayland compositors. This library offers much of the boilerplate code around the Wayland protocols to allow more sharing by compositors and making it more straight-forward to get things up and running. The latest component is Libweston-desktop.

17 July 2016 - libweston-desktop - 2 Comments
NEMO-UX Goes Commercial To Focus On Futuristic, Multi-User Wayland

A few years back we covered the Nemoshell for Wayland and back in 2014 how NEMO-UX was working on a futuristic, multi-user Wayland experience. It's been a while since hearing anything about Nemo, but we've received some information today from the newly-formed company that's trying to push this Wayland experience further.

13 June 2016 - NEMO-UX - 17 Comments
Wayland/Weston 1.11 Beta Released

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.

18 May 2016 - Wayland Weston 1.11 - 9 Comments
Libinput 1.3 Brings Tablet Pads Support

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.

10 May 2016 - Libinput 1.3 - 3 Comments
Wayland 1.11 Alpha Released

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.

4 May 2016 - Plus Weston 1.11 Alpha - 8 Comments
Pointer Warping Emulation Is Being Worked On For XWayland To Fix Games

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.

13 April 2016 - Wayland Pointer Warping - 14 Comments

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