Wayland/Weston 1.1 Officially Released

By Tuesday, April 16, 2013 0 , Permalink 0

Announcing the release of Wayland and Weston 1.1, the plans for which were already laid down last week, Kristian Høgsberg said that not much as gone down between the 1.0.90 release candidate and the 1.1 so “I’m more or less releasing the 1.0.90 RC as the 1.1 release.”

Some of the new features in the Wayland/Weston 1.1 release include Raspberry Pi back-end that would allow Weston to work with the graphics driver stack of the credit card-sized computer; a Pixman renderer back-end allowing Wayland’s reference compositor to work with software-based “pixel manipulation” in lieu of explicit hardware support; a new back-end that supports Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol; touch-screen calibration support; EGL buffer-age extension support through KMS back-end; and improved documentation among others.

Wayland/Weston 1.0 was released back in October 2012. Høgsberg noted in the mailing list announcement “The 1.1.0 release adds 409 commits since 1.0.0 was released October last year, including all bugfixes that went into the 1.0 branch.”

The Wayland/Weston 1.1 can be downloaded from here.