The first version 1.5 release candidates of Wayland and the Weston compositor are now available.
After being an optional, experimental feature in Fedora 20, Wayland with GNOME 3.14 might be getting ready to take on the default Fedora 21 desktop.
The libinput library that's a generic means of handling Linux input devices so the support can be standardized and shared amongst other Wayland compositors and other possible "clients", now has patches for tablet support.
Collabora has publicly announced this morning Maynard, a new Wayland-based shell that's lightweight and should work great for the Raspberry Pi.
There's a set of new Mesa patches for turning Mesa's swrast driver into supporting DRI2 with GBM/DRM support in order to support running GNOME's Mutter-Wayland compositor on a software-based graphics stack within virtual machines.
Intel developers continue experimenting with a Resize and Rotate protocol extension for Wayland's Weston compositor that was originally designed for the X.Org Server.
Wayland 1.5 along with the Weston 1.5 compositor upgrade should be released in the weeks ahead.
Wayland's reference compositor Weston now has support for using the new XWayland DDX support that was merged into the X.Org Server.
Initial XWayland support was merged for X.Org Server 1.16 this week.
Wayland's Weston compositor has picked up support for the much talked about full-screen shell protocol.
Intel developers have out a new Ozone-Wayland release, their platform work that allows Google's Chromium browser to natively run on Wayland. Besides updating this Wayland Chromium support, there's also an interesting IVI demo to show.
Earlier in the month an Intel developer published an initial RandR-like protocol for Wayland's Weston. That proposed protocol has now been revised following much feedback from developers.
The developer behind the Rebecca Black OS that is a Wayland Live DVD shipping with all of the experimental Wayland and Weston code along with other Wayland-ported apps, has seen a major update in time for weekend testing.
Michel Dänzer landed a fix on Monday for those users of the RadeonSI driver (the open-source Linux driver for the HD 7000 series and newer) when using XWayland in conjunction with the specialized GLAMOR driver.
The full-screen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston compositor will allow for features like splash screens and terminal emulators as simple full-screen clients, but the code is still being revised ahead of its hopeful merger.
Patches are continuing to be reviewed and refined for introducing weston-ivi-shell, a reference shell for Wayland's Weston compositor within the world of In-Vehicle Infotainment systems, primarily for Tizen.
The latest Weston code finally adds support for building this reference Wayland compositor with support for a libinput-based input device back-end.
Martin Gräßlin has written a new blog post about "KDE5" and Wayland.
DRI PRIME support for Wayland is currently undergoing a third round of developer review for bringing GPU offloading support outside of the X.Org Server world.
The latest work by Intel employees on Wayland is adding an RandR protocol, similar to the X RandR protocol, to the Weston compositor.
The first official release has been made of libinput, the library for handling input devices for display servers and applications, and allows for easier input handling by new Wayland compositors.
For a while now there's been work happening to come up with a fullscreen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston to address some interesting use-cases. With this protocol, clients run entirely full-screen as the only client exposed to the user.
X.Org Foundation Board of Director member and Nouveau developer, Martin Peres, has written about the state of security within Wayland compositors.
Wayland clients running on the Weston compositor now have support for the minimize button.
The generic input library (libinput) targeting Wayland now has a proper multi-touch touch-pad implementation.
For those wondering what it entails in porting a program that previously depended upon X11 and its APIs to now working natively on Wayland without XWayland, here are some FOSDEM slides to check out.
The Wayland/Weston Presentation extension has been revised with presentation feedback support implemented.
For those curious about what it takes to write a standalone Wayland compositor and the challenges involved, two Enlightenment developers have shared their struggles and accomplishments in making Enlightenment a Wayland compositor.
For several months now Intel developers have been working on a new Ozone-Wayland project that allows Google's Chrome/Chromium browsers and other applications to work on Wayland. Google's Ozone component provides the windowing system / input abstraction layer that is where this implementation for Wayland is being plugged into. After much investment, the Chromium browser is now starting to run great with Wayland.
Support for GPU offloading is making good progress in Wayland and building upon offloading improvements originally worked on for X.Org.
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