Wayland: The future of Linux graphics is here

Rob Bradford

This year has seen a large drive in the GNOME ecosystem to the adoption of Wayland in toolkits, applications and in the desktop experience.

In this talk I will give an overview of what Wayland is and how the protocol works, with a special focus on the parts that application and toolkit developers may encounter. This talk will also be an opportunity to outline the planned improvements for the protocol as well as how these changes could be exposed through the toolkits to benefit of applications.