Wayland News Archives
Wayland/Weston 1.7.0 Make It For Ubuntu 15.04

While Canonical remains committed to Mir as the future display server technology for Ubuntu Linux both on the desktop and for mobile devices, the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release does have the latest Wayland/Weston 1.7 support too.

20 February 2015 - Wayland On Ubuntu - 54 Comments
Wayland & Weston 1.7.0 Release Brings Valentine's Love To The Linux Display Stack

Wayland 1.7.0 along with the reference Weston 1.7 compositor were released in the early hours of the morning as a great Valentine's Day gift to open-source users wishing to run the next-generation Linux display stack. The Wayland/Weston 1.7 release continues polishing up the stack as an alternative to the security-ridden X.Org Server.

14 February 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.7 - Add A Comment
GTK+ Finally Supports Minimizing Windows On Wayland

With GNOME 3.16 the developers are working hard at making their native Wayland support be rock-solid and reliable for day-to-day use for those wishing to abandon running their GNOME desktop on an X.Org Server. An important feature has finally landed for GTK+ applications in the Wayland world: the ability to minimize windows.

12 February 2015 - GTK+ Minimize - 52 Comments
Libinput Updated With Device Groups

Libinput continues advancing greatly primarily for Wayland and X11 systems as shown by the latest libinput 0.10 release while more surely is on the way.

6 February 2015 - libinput 0.10 - 3 Comments
Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6.

24 January 2015 - Wayland/Weston 1.6.1 - Add A Comment
Fedora 23 Likely To Pursue Wayland By Default

While Wayland by default replacing the X.Org Server as the default display environment has been talked about for a while within the next-generation Fedora world, it looks like Fedora 23 could finally be the time that the switch happens.

19 January 2015 - Fedora 23 Wayland - 34 Comments
Wayland & Weston Saw Fewer Commits In 2014

Going along with yesterday's X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over article looking at X.Org development statistics for 2014, here's a look at the Wayland's development for last year.

4 January 2015 - Git Activity - Add A Comment
Does Using GNOME On Wayland Save Power?

One of the commonly asked questions is whether using Wayland will be more power efficient or save power compared to running the same software under an X.Org Server environment. Here's a simple test of GNOME on Wayland in Fedora 21 while monitoring a laptop's battery use.

30 December 2014 - Power Comparison - 93 Comments
X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward

While many view Wayland as the future of the Linux desktop, the X.Org Server shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon as beyond needing it for legacy X11 applications, there's still much innovation happening within the conventional xorg-server as shown by the progress it's made in 2014.

28 December 2014 - Much Progress - Add A Comment
The Future Direction & Purpose Of Wayland's Weston Is Being Revisited

Pekka Paalanen, the Collabora developer who has effectively been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager with Kristian Høgsberg still being away from Wayland development, is seeking some discussion from Wayland developers about their intended view of Wayland's Weston compositor and what direction it should take moving forward.

8 December 2014 - Weston - Add A Comment
Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version

There hasn't been much in the way of exciting Wayland/Weston developments to report on this month, but its development is continuing in its usual manner. Out today is another version of the Weston IVI Shell as it still works to being accepted upstream.

27 November 2014 - Weston In Cars - Add A Comment
Wayland Live CD ISOs Updated

Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.

15 November 2014 - RBL - Add A Comment
The Latest Wayland Work: Making Libweston

One of the latest patch-sets proposed in the Wayland world is forming libweston, which would allow more of the Weston reference compositor code to be used by other Wayland compositors.

7 November 2014 - libweston - 10 Comments
Wayland Live CD Updated With New Capabilities, A SDL2 Wayland Game

Rebecca Black OS, what's become the most common Linux Live CD/USB environment for showing off Wayland progress and various Wayland-related features for the Linux desktop, is out in updated form. The revised Rebecca Black OS spins offer various new features and are riding off the very latest Wayland code.

28 October 2014 - Rebecca Black OS - 9 Comments
LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security

When X.Org Foundation board member Martin Peres isn't busy hacking on the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver, he's often focusing on software security related work through his studies. One of his recent endeavors in trying to improve Linux security is working on a library for Wayland Security Modules (libWSM) to support security decision making on Wayland-based graphic stacks.

10 October 2014 - WSM - 29 Comments
The Limitations Of Wayland On Fedora 21

With Fedora 21 there's the GNOME 3.14 Wayland session that's starting to become day-to-day usable but isn't yet complete. There's also a long list of known applications that don't yet play well outside of X11 and other shortcomings.

9 October 2014 - Fedora 21 - 16 Comments

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