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Wayland

Wayland reaches version 1.4 RC

The first release candidate for Wayland 1.4 is out now. Designed by Kristian Høgsberg, Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. It is intended as a simpler replacement for X, easier to develop and maintain. GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it. Part of the Wayland project is also the Weston reference implementation of a Wayland compositor.

Wayland/Weston 1.3.93 aka second beta or release candidate is now available for testing. Høgsberg announced, on the Wayland-devel mailing list, the 1.4 Release Candidate with about 11 additional fixes.

“We’re getting close to the 1.4.0 release date – well, actually that was supposed to be Jan 16, but we ended up slipping a week to get a more solid first beta (1.3.92) out. We tagged that Jan 10 and here’s 1.3.93, aka second beta or release candidate,” Høgsberg said.

He added, “I count around 11 additional fixes in this release and then we have a lot of good commits from Artie to fix various static analyzer issues. We’ll run this through QA and then if all goes well, we should be ready to release 1.4 this Thursday, Jan 23. I don’t expect we’ll touch the code much between now and then, but do let me know if there’s anything we might be missing.”

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Check the official announcement to go through the detailed list of changes.

2 Comments

  1. OK… but, when will we see one of The Big Ones (Fedora, Opensuse, etc) using Wayland as default?

    • Fedora 21 will use wayland by default on the GNOME 3 edition. OpenSUSE will also probably use Wayland by default when they release a version with GNOME 3.12. Also Arch Linux will have it available in GNOME by April when version 3.12 come out. :P

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