X11 Server Alternative, Wayland 1.2 RC, Makes a Surprise Appearence

The latest version of Wayland can be downloaded from Softpedia

By Silviu Stahie on July 10th, 2013 16:28 GMT

Wayland, a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients, as well as a C library implementation of that protocol, which can be used as a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a Wayland client itself, has reached version 1.2 RC.

Wayland 1.2 RC has been released with a little delay, but the number of improvements and changes have justified it.

Highlights of Wayland 1.2 RC:

• A Stable wayland-server API has been implemented;
• A simple CMS plugin that reads a profile from weston.ini and a more advanced plugin that integrates with colord have been added;
• The Wayland Input Method Framework from Jan Arne Petersen is now feature complete;
• The subsurface protocol extension has been implemented.

A detailed list of changes can be found in the official announcement.

Download Wayland 1.2 RC right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
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