What Is The Wayland Display Server & Its Protocol?

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While Kristian Høgsberg is now likely on his way to Toulouse, France for the 2010 X Developers' Summit, over the past day he has been working on some minor changes to the Wayland Display Server that he has now been working on for a while to leverage the latest Linux graphics technologies like kernel mode-setting and is something we initially reported on back in 2008 when it began.

Besides some very minor changes to begin supporting other types of input devices (i.e. touch-screens) by Wayland, Kristian updated the documentation to reflect the latest installation instructions and he also provided a brief description of "what is Wayland", which is copied below. There's also updates to the TODO list.

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