This document describes the (i) Wayland architecture, (ii) Wayland model of operation and (iii) its library API. Also, the Wayland protocol specification is shown in the Appendix. This document is aimed primarily at Wayland developers and those looking to program with it; it does not cover application development.

There have been many contributors to this document and since this is only the first edition many errors are expected to be found. We appreciate corrections.


        the Wayland open-source community
        November 2012