[ANNOUNCE] xwayland 21.1.0

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Wed Mar 17 17:28:10 UTC 2021

I'm pleased to announce the final standalone Xwayland 21.1.0 release.

There are just two small fixes compared to the second release candidate.

Please report any issues at


Highlights compared to xserver 1.20.10:

* Xwayland's XVideo support (via glamor) now supports NV12
* glamor can now accelerate some more RENDER extension formats
* Xwayland's GLX provider now uses the EGL implementation instead of
  Mesa's swrast_dri.so directly
* Xwayland can now use the wp_viewport Wayland protocol for up-scaling
  of fullscreen applications setting lower resolutions via the RandR /
  XFree86-VidModeExtension extensions
* Xwayland now alternates between multiple buffers for all Wayland
  surfaces, making it less of a special case compared to other Wayland
* Xwayland can now use memfd_create for creating buffers shared with
  the Wayland compositor when glamor hardware acceleration is disabled
* Xwayland has better support for clients using relative mouse input and
  keyboard grabs
* An Xwayland.1 manpage is now installed
* Xwayland now supports -listenfd, -version and -verbose command line
* Xwayland now installs an xwayland.pc file which helps discovering the
  path of the installed Xwayland binary and the features it supports
* Only meson is supported for building
* Only Xwayland and Xvfb can be built, only Xwayland can be installed

Michel Dänzer (2):
      meson: Make sure XKM_OUTPUT_DIR has a trailing slash
      Bump version for final Xwayland 21.1.0 release

Olivier Fourdan (1):
      xwayland: Fix LeaveNotify for relative pointer

git tag: xwayland-21.1.0

SHA256: 8a71c3e8b95c43bb91bc3d7a4ff9075456a0cfe297721dbc8d4a76cf241d82fb  xwayland-21.1.0.tar.xz
SHA512: 5258bc97315856eee71c8daf6879356f38931ec307cf489818e6125aaa528725fdeb6b712decbcd17ce11a11c048575843dd709d7b5b76787bda4da32cceb35c  xwayland-21.1.0.tar.xz
PGP:  https://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/xserver/xwayland-21.1.0.tar.xz.sig

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