The latest release of the Wayland protocol and support library along with the Weston compositor is now out. For the GNOME community this release is particularly interesting:
- It is the first one to advertise a stable API for the implementation of compositors (libwayland-server) – which will prove useful with the porting of gnome-shell & mutter to Wayland
- Two new protocol enhancements have been staged for inclusion: subsurfaces from Pekka Paalanen which will be the basis for implementing Clutter-GTK on Wayland and support for input methods from Jan Arne Petersen. These are not yet in the core of the Wayland protocol but will be moved there when the API has been proven.
- HiDPI support – Alexander Larsson implemented this for Wayland and GTK+ too
At GUADEC i’ll be speaking about the current state of the Wayland project and plans going forward. If you have a particular topic or question you’d like me to cover please let me know in the comments.