Wayland News Archives
XWayland 2D Performance Appears Better Than XMir

In the past few days I delivered X.Org vs. XMir Ubuntu Unity benchmarks on Intel hardware and Nouveau / NVIDIA. The benchmarking also found that 2D was also slower with XMir than simply running an X.Org Server. Benchmarks now carried out of X.Org vs. XWayland show that the Wayland-based equivalent is generally faster, at least for 2D operations.

30 June 2013 - Xorg vs. XWayland - 113 Comments
Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland

While many are super excited about Wayland and the thought of X11 finally going away in the coming years, some who have been enthusiastic about Wayland/Weston are starting to lose interest. Here's the reasons by one Wayland enthusiast for losing motivation in the project.

12 June 2013 - Wayland Motivation - 112 Comments
Replacing X With Wayland On The Raspberry Pi

Last week I wrote about the emergence of a new Wayland Weston compositor renderer for the Raspberry Pi. There was a fair amount of discussion about it and since then additional details have emerged.

27 May 2013 - X To Wayland - 35 Comments
Wayland's Weston Gets Output Scaling Support

Besides a new Raspberry Pi renderer for Weston, another interesting set of Wayland patches today is for providing output scaling support with Weston when using the X11 and DRM back-ends.

22 May 2013 - Scaling Displays - 19 Comments
Sub-Surfaces Support Merged Into Wayland

Support for sub-surfaces has been merged into mainline Wayland after the protocol work and other changes for this exciting new feature has been in development for several months. Sub-surfaces by itself isn't too exciting to end-users but will benefit application developers in enhancing the Wayland-powered Linux desktop.

13 May 2013 - Sub-Surface - 9 Comments
The Focus Of Wayland's Weston Compositor

Kristian Høgsberg has clarified the scope and goals of Weston, Wayland's reference compositor. Now that Weston has become somewhat of its own desktop environment, Kristian has clarified its intentions to benefit future patches.

19 April 2013 - Wayland / Weston - 26 Comments
Jolla Brings Wayland Atop Android GPU Drivers

Jolla, the start-up company built around former Nokia N9 engineers developing the Sailfish OS for mobile phones, might be dating Wayland. Jolla's Chief Research Engineer has made it possible to run Wayland atop Android GPU drivers. Additionally, it's being done with glibc rather than Android's Bionic libc derivative.

11 April 2013 - Experimental Work - 62 Comments
Wayland 1.1, Weston 1.1 Pack Lots Of New Features

Version 1.1 of Wayland and the Weston reference compositor will soon be released. The first major post-1.0 updates to Wayland/Weston bring a number of exciting features to this next-generation Linux display server.

9 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston 1.1 - 5 Comments
The Wayland/Weston Fork Is Now "Banned"

It's now becoming quite easy to understand why the developer of the Northfield/Norwood fork of Wayland was ejected from the Wayland development community and banned from development communication channels.

2 April 2013 - Wayland/Weston - Add A Comment
RDP Back-End Merged For Wayland's Weston

One month ago a FreeRDP-based remote compositor for Wayland's Weston was proposed. Now having undergone six code revisions, the Weston Remote Desktop Protocol back-end has been merged.

2 April 2013 - FreeRDP Compositor - 5 Comments

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