Last year work started on making libweston and now that work is being picked back up on making the Weston code-base useful to other Wayland compositors.
A new version of libinput is now available, the input handling library used by Wayland compositors, is being toyed around within the Mir world, and is also optionally used by the X.Org Server via its specialized DDX input driver.
Daniel Stone at Collabora has been working on atomic mode-setting support for Wayland's Weston compositor.
Developers at Samsung's open-source group have been working on a simple unit/integration test framework and test program. This new tool is dubbed "Waycheck" and will hopefully lead to promptly catching functional regressions/bugs.
While Wayland 1.8 was released last week, Wayland 1.8.1 was released today as a "brown paper bag" release.
Following the recent confusion over Wayland's actual license and the license text within the code not technically being correct, that text will be updated.
(X)Wayland has its first security notice today thanks to a discovery made by a Red Hat developer.
The reference Wayland Live CD with various Wayland software components enabled has been updated against Wayland/Weston 1.8 and other new code.
While libinput 0.16 was recently released, Libinput 0.17.0 has been released just a few days later to fix some outstanding issues.
Wayland 1.8 along with the adjoining Weston compositor update were released over the night by Bryce Harrington of Samsung.
The plans for Libinput 1.0 haven't yielded fruit yet, but libinput 0.16 is out this afternoon as the latest version of this input library used both by Wayland and X11 (and potentially Mir moving forward).
It turns out, Wayland's code license may have been slightly incorrect all these years and doesn't comply with the FSF / open-source definition.
Wayland 1.7.93 and Weston 1.7.93 are now available, a.k.a. the second release candidates to Wayland 1.8.
The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.
While Wayland 1.8 is coming along, along with the Weston 1.8 update, it looks like the libweston functionality will be staved off for another release.
Axel Davy has added support to Mesa's EGL code for supporting DRM Render-Nodes and with that supporting DRI_PRIME when using Wayland.
While there was a small delay, Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha is now available.
While a few months back there was talk of libinput 1.0 coming after libinput 0.13~0.14, libinput 0.15 was released today as the latest major pre-1.0 update to this input handling library used by Wayland compositors, optionally as an X.Org input driver, and is starting to be integrated on Mir.
Bryce Harrington has delayed the Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha release by a few days.
FreeGLUT, the open-source replacement to GLUT for handling system-specific setup tasks like windowing system configuration and OpenGL initialization, now is natively supported on Wayland.
There hasn't been too much to report on lately with regard to Wayland/Weston 1.8 development, but with this next release, the reference Weston compositor's terminal will now have a minimize menu item.
Covered last year on Phoronix was LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security. The Wayland Security Module library was presented last year at XDC2014 as a way of bettering the Wayland compositor security. While back then it was talked about as a possibility, a Tizen developer has been working on the WSM code to make it a working reality.
One of the early additions past the recent Wayland 1.7 release to the Weston reference compositor is a surface-shooting API to be used for debugging.
Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has laid out some plans for releasing libinput 1.0 and coming up with a stable ABI/API.
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.
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.
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.
With Wayland's Weston compositor having the presentation feedback support, Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has written about Weston's repaint scheduling.
The second release candidates to Wayland 1.7 and the reference Weston compositor is now available.
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.
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