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Wayland 1.0 Stable Release Is Imminent

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Kristian Høgsberg spoke this week at XDC2012 about Wayland and Weston. Here's a short recap plus some videos that include new demos of this promising project.

Kristian began with a Wayland/Weston status and overview where he reiterated information about the desktop technology that has advanced in recent months -- pretty much what's already been covered by past Phoronix Wayland articles.

During his first presentation, Kristian reaffirmed that the Wayland/Weston 1.0 release is just a few weeks away. With Wayland 1.0, the protocol and API will become stable and maintain backwards compatibility with future stable releases. "1.0 basically means we continue developing Wayland in a backwards-compatible way."

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