Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha Released

Pekka Paalanen has just announced the release Wayland and Weston 1.6 Alpha. According to the announcement, this is the first alpha release on the road to 1.6.0 (wayland and weston 1.5.91 release). The release plan continues as follows:

  • two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small features along with bug fixes
  • RC1 release on September 5th, Friday
  • bugfixing
  • RC2 release on September 12th, Friday
  • hopefully no more bugfixing much
  • 1.6.0 release on September 19th, Friday
  • at some point later master branch opens again for all new things

[box type=”info”]Just before this alpha release, we bumped the xdg-shell experimental version[1]. This means that the world breaks, as the experimental version must be matched exactly. Jasper will be bumping Mutter and Gtk to match. We expect to have another bump before 1.6.0 is out, but after that I think it will be solid.

Then, in 1.7.0 we plan to move the xdg-shell.xml file into Wayland, to be installed as a stable protocol for everyone to use, and projects can throw away their private copies of xdg-shell.xml. That would be the point where xdg-shell starts to guarantee backwards compatibility. The 1.7.0 release should be the last flag day for xdg-shell[/box]

[button link=”http://wayland.freedesktop.org/releases/wayland-1.5.91.tar.xz” style=”download” color=”primary”]Download Wayland 1.6 Alpha[/button]

[button link=”http://wayland.freedesktop.org/releases/weston-1.5.91.tar.xz”┬ástyle=”download”┬ácolor=”primary”]Download Weston 1.6 Alpha[/button]

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