Articles Tagged wayland

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Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop

Wayfire is a open-source Wayland compositor designed to be showy. It recreates some of the best Compiz window animations and effects.

20 June 2019
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How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04

Learn how to quickly enable fractional scaling support in Ubuntu 19.04 and GNOME 3.32 to access more display scaling values, including 125% and 150%.

11 June 2019
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New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop

SPURV is a new open-source project that can run Android apps on Linux desktops, with full support for native hardware features like graphics acceleration.

3 April 2019
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GNOME Shell Gets a Major Speed Boost

GNOME 3.32 is due for release next month, and the biggest change will be its performance. See, the GNOME Shell desktop is often criticised as being a bit on the ‘heavy’ side. Folks blast it […]

31 January 2019
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Ubuntu Drops Wayland, Switches back to Xorg

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will come with the Xorg display server enabled by default. Canonical cites stability and reliability concerns over Wayland as reason for the change.

25 January 2018
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Green Recorder 3.0 Released, Lets You Export Screen Recordings to GIF

A new version of the Wayland compatible screen recording tool Green Recorder has been released. Green Recorder 3.0 adds a number of notable new features that help bring it parity with other screen recorder tools that […]

6 August 2017

Wayland Confirmed as Default for Ubuntu 17.10

Wayland WILL ship as the default display server in Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark'. The confirmation comes by way of Canonical's Didier Roche.

3 August 2017

GNOME Pie App Launcher Serves Up a New Release

A fresh slice of GNOME Pie, a slick animated application launcher (and more) for Linux, is now available. GNOME Pie 0.7.1 arrives out of the oven with basic Wayland support, some minor usability and interaction improvements, […]

10 July 2017
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Ubuntu Devs Uncertain about Using Wayland by Default in 17.10

Ubuntu is undecided about whether to use Wayland as the default display server in Ubuntu 17.10 as the realities of Wayland support in the real world bite.

10 July 2017

Wayland Session Added to KDE Neon Unstable Developer Edition

Wayland is installed by default in the latest builds of KDE Neon Developer Edition. The Ubuntu-based software stack — it doesn’t like to be called a distribution, remember — is shipping the next-gen display server […]

18 June 2017
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Ubuntu Plans To Switch to Wayland By Default

Ubuntu plans to ship Wayland in place of X.Org Server by default. Word of the display server¹ switch won’t surprise many. Mir, Canonical’s home-spun alternative to Wayland, had been billed as the future of Ubuntu’s convergence play. But […]

18 April 2017
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Green Recorder 2.0 Released, Lets You Screen Record Wayland

Green Recorder 2.0 has been released. The desktop screen recording app picks up a number of new features, including Wayland support and the ability to record a specific section of your desktop.

5 March 2017