The first release candidate is out for Wayland 1.10 and its reference Weston compositor.
For the longest time, when bringing up Wayland a recurring question was "what about network transparency?!" Well, Samsung's Derek Foreman has today published the set of Wayland patches for providing Wayland network traparency by pushing the Wayland protocol over TCP/IP.
If you want to try out Wayland from a Live DVD/USB device, RebeccaBlackOS has seen a new release and ships the very latest Wayland/Weston components as well as for the high-profile software making use of Wayland.
Longtime free software developer Carsten Haitzler, better known as Rasterman, presented at last weekend's FOSDEM conference about Enlightenment on Wayland. As part of that, with Samsung's Tizen environment using Enlightenment, they too are after Wayland as being the superior solution to X11.
The Wayland 1.10 beta (v1.9.92) is now available.
The libinput 1.2 release candidate was released this morning as the newest development version of this input handling library used primarily by Wayland systems and now as well with Ubuntu's Mir and then X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput driver.
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has followed up with another blog post since his X.Org project vs. X.Org Foundation post from a few days ago. Today he looks at the question of "is Wayland ready yet?"
Bryce Harrington at Samsung announced the release last night of Wayland 1.10 Alpha along with the adjoining Weston reference compositor update.
Just a few days ago the Wayland Drag-n-Drop actions support patches were published and they've now already ended up within the Weston repository.
Support for Drag-n-Drop (DnD) actions have been added to the Wayland protocol.
Bryce Harrington of Samsung's Open-Source Group has announced a plan to release Wayland 1.10 in February.
The latest feature work on Libinput is for supporting three and four finger pinch gestures.
The Wayland primary selection protocol was published nearly one month ago and continues to be reviewed and further refined by developers. This new protocol is one of the keys to whether Fedora 24 will enable Wayland by default.
Both Wayland and Mir advanced a lot in 2015.
Weston's IVI Shell, the reference implementation of this Wayland compositor for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, is gaining multi-screen support.
If you want to run the very latest Wayland and Weston code along with Libinput on an Ubuntu system, it's now increasingly easy.
Last week I wrote about the Wayland protocols being split from Wayland and Weston itself. Today marks the version 1.0 release of these protocols.
Martin Gräßlin has written a new blog post about the state of security when using KWin/Plasma atop Wayland.
Jonas Ådahl announced the formation this morning of the Wayland-Protocols Git repository that will march to its own beat, separate of Wayland/Weston releases.
Seven years after announcing Wayland and three years since Wayland 1.0, Fedora developers are preparing to be the first tier-one desktop Linux distribution to use it by default for supported drivers/hardware.
This week marks five years since Mark Shuttleworth shared with us Ubuntu intended to eventually switch to a Wayland-based environment for their Unity desktop rather than an X.Org Server... Most Phoronix readers know how that turned out.
Peter Hutterer is back to working on tablet protocol and support for Wayland/Weston. In this context, it's for drawing tablets like the popular Wacom hardware.
One month after the release of the Enlightenment 0.20 Alpha with much better Wayland support that led to the Wayland support from Enlightenment 0.19 being removed, the support continues to mature.
While there has been no major breakthroughs to report on lately, Intel's 01.org Wayland Ozone layer needed for Chromium/Chrome support on Wayland continues to be developed.
Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 1.1.0 as the newest feature update to this display-server/protocol-agnostic Linux input handling library.
This past week marked three years since the release of Wayland 1.0 while finally next year it's looking like the Wayland-powered Linux desktop landscape could be much more complete.
Wayland has been ported to DragonFlyBSD along with its Weston compositor!
While the Enlightenment developers were quick to implement Wayland support as an alternative to X11, with this week's v0.9.12 Enlightenment release it drops the Wayland support. However, this is just temporary and isn't much of a big deal.
With Wayland/Weston 1.9 having been released earlier this week, Wayland 1.10 is now under development and already there's been a lot of new code piling into the Weston compositor.
With Wayland 1.10 now open for development it's time to start looking out for interesting new patches providing new functionality for Wayland and Weston. One of the new patches so far is for making use of systemd notifications in the Wayland compositor.
502 Wayland news articles published on Phoronix.