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.
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.
519 Wayland news articles published on Phoronix.