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Wayland 1.4 Released — Touch, Sub-Surface Protocol, Crop/Scale Support 128

An anonymous reader writes "Version 1.4 of the Wayland protocol and Weston reference compositor have been released. The Wayland/Weston 1.4 release delivers on many features and includes promoting the sub-surface protocol to official Wayland, improved touch screen support, a crop/scale protocol within Weston, security improvements, and other fixes."
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Wayland 1.4 Released — Touch, Sub-Surface Protocol, Crop/Scale Support

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  • by Khopesh ( 112447 ) on Friday January 24, 2014 @06:22PM (#46061977) Homepage Journal
    It's a small step forward. From the release notes [],

    The wayland repository continues to mature and moves slowly. This cycle again only saw a few wayland changes, most of which where fairly unexciting:

    - SHM Buffer SIBGUS protection. We added and couple of utility functions to help compositors guard against broken or malicious clients who could truncate the backing file for shm buffers and thus trigger SIGBUS in the compositor (Neil Roberts).

    - Subsurfaces protocol moved to wayland repo and as such promoted to official wayland protocol (Pekka Paalanen).

    - wl_proxy_set_queue() can take a NULL queue to reset back to default queue. (Neil Roberts).

    - A few bug fixes, in particular, I'd like highlight the fix for the race between wl_proxy_create() and wl_proxy_marshal().

    - A few scanner error message improvements and documentation tweaks and polish.

    I'm hoping the Maui Project [] (which uses Wayland []) can continue to gain momentum as Wayland does and that it becomes a viable option in the next few years.

  • by jedidiah ( 1196 ) on Friday January 24, 2014 @10:38PM (#46063825) Homepage

    > Wayland probably won't be able to perfectly replicate your perfect 1992 X experience, because nobody (who isn't the kind of fucking retard who runs shit remotely just to make themselves feel like one computer isn't enough power for them) gives a shit about doing that kind of thing any more.

    What hole have you been hiding in?

    Remote desktops are all the rage now. They are very common in corporations and even "regular people" are using them.

    The rest of the world has caught up to the 1992 X experience. Now clueless nitwits want to set us back 30 years because they think it's trendy or some such.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. -- Thomas Edison