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Weston 12.0: Highlights and changes for Wayland's reference compositor (Collabora blog)

Friday May 26, 2023. 12:31 AM , from
Over on the Collabora blog, Marius Vlad looks at the Weston 12.0 release. Weston is the reference compositor for the Wayland project. The highlights include two new backends and support for multiple scanout devices, along with 'multiple fixes and internal changes that would further facilitate integration of functionality like color management or the ability to load up multiple backends at the same time'.

As we're heading towards having the ability to load multiple backends, two new ones have seen the day in this new release: backend-vnc, which is similar to backend-rdp, is based on aml and neatvnc libraries. It has TLS support and user authentication. The other backend added is the PipeWire one; it creates a node for each output and like the plugin with the same backend name, it can be used to capture Weston outputs for processing with other applications.
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