An independent developer wrote a message on the Wayland mailing list this weekend how Wayland should "move away from C." While Rust is all the fun these days to those looking towards a "safer" programming language, it was suggested Wayland be re-implemented in Haskell.
A few days ago I wrote about Inputfd as a new Wayland protocol proposal for better supporting gaming devices. Peter Hutterer who drafted the proposal has now released a larger overview on this proposed addition.
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has published a draft proposal for a new Wayland protocol simply dubbed Inputfd.
Peter Hutterer has announced the new release of libinput 1.7.0 as the input handling library most commonly associated with Wayland systems but also with Ubuntu's Mir as well as the X.Org Server via the xf86-input-libinput driver.
While GNOME Shell, KDE Plasma, and Enlightenment are among the most talked about Wayland desktop/compositor implementations right now, there are still many active smaller projects working on their own Wayland compositors. Here's a look at some of them.
Sway 0.12 was released earlier this month as the newest feature update to this i3-compatible Wayland compositor.
With the recent Wayland 1.13 release, the Weston reference compositor broke tradition of being the same version as Wayland due to having ABI breakage that forced them to bump the version to 2.0. With the next release, it won't be Weston 2.1 but now Weston 3.0 due to additional ABI breaks for libweston.
Peter Hutterer has released minor updates to libinput as well as the X.Org xf86-input-libinput components.
Wayland 1.13 was released this week along with Weston 2.0. In announcing v1.13, Bryce Harrington also laid out plans for Wayland 1.14.
Wayland 1.13 was released earlier this week but the adjoining Weston compositor update didn't happen at the same time due to some last minute changes needing more time to test, but this Friday, Weston 2.0 is now shipping.
Peter Hutterer announced the first release candidate on Wednesday for the upcoming libinput 1.7.0, the input handling library that's widely-used by Wayland / X.Org / Mir systems.
While Wayland 1.13 was released today, Bryce Harrington today opted against releasing the Weston 2.0 reference compositor and instead issue a second release candidate.
Wayland 1.13 is now available thanks to release management by Samsung OSG's Bryce Harrington.
Bryce Harrington today announced the Wayland 1.13 Release Candidate along with the Weston 2.0 Release Candidate in hoping to push out these Wayland feature updates next week.
One day after the Wayland 1.13 Beta, the reference Weston compositor is updated to its 2.0 beta state.
Bryce Harrington at Samsung's Open-Source Group has announced the release of the Wayland 1.13 beta.
It's been a while since we last had anything to report on Enlightenment's Wayland compositor work, but that changed as we begin February.
Bryce Harrington of Samsung's Open-Source Group has announced the alpha release of Wayland 1.13 along with the Weston 2.0 alpha release. Rather than it being Weston 1.13, it's bumping to Weston 2.0 for this reference Wayland compositor.
Peter Hutterer has announced the latest stable version of libinput, the input handling library commonly used across modern X.Org / Wayland / Mir systems.
Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has merged his patch-set into Weston for supporting initially positioned windows with XWayland, a feature that some X11 apps rely upon for correct functionality.
Google developers are proposing the addition of a Gaming Input Protocol to Wayland.
Wayland 1.13 has been in development since September while the plans today were firmed up for releasing it in February.
Peter Hutterer announced the first release candidate for the upcoming libinput 1.6 release, the input handling library supported on X.Org / Wayland / Mir systems.
Wayland much progress in 2016 and arguably the biggest milestone of it shipping by default in Fedora 25 Workstation with the GNOME 3.22 desktop.
A new release of the Sway Wayland Compositor is now available, which continues as an i3-compatible Wayland solution.
The subject of remote Wayland displays with hardware-acceleration is again back to being talked about, this time initiated by the developer of VirtualGL.
Daniel Stone of Collabora has sent out his latest patches for wiring up atomic mode-setting support in Wayland's Weston.
There have been some new commits to Google's Chromium code-base this week worth pointing out.
Collabora's latest patch series for Wayland/Weston is implementing support for initial XWayland window positioning with the Weston compositor.
A growing number of GNOME projects have been exploring Meson as a next-gen build system with one of the benefits being much faster build times. Now Daniel Stone at Collabora is exploring using Meson for Wayland and its Weston Weston compositor.
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