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  • #46
    Because shipping GTK with Wayland support will make it a lot easier for a lot more people to test, making it easier to make Wayland more mature and ready for general consumption. I think the process has already provided very useful testing which has found problems I think other distros would agree should be fixed.
    Ubuntu is not "other distros" and endless "testing" is not the goal of Canonical. They are not going to sacrifice stability or distributiion size for the sake of testers' convenience.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
      Ubuntu is not "other distros" and endless "testing" is not the goal of Canonical. They are not going to sacrifice stability or distributiion size for the sake of testers' convenience.
      I think you must have misinterpreted what I wrote. I'm not suggesting increasing their iso size or doing anything I believe will sacrifice stability.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Darxus View Post
        I think you must have misinterpreted what I wrote. I'm not suggesting increasing their iso size or doing anything I believe will sacrifice stability.
        Adding more backends to GTK = increasing distribution size and potentially creating new bugs.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
          Adding more backends to GTK = increasing distribution size and potentially creating new bugs.
          Not if they're broken out into dynamically loadable libraries not included in the iso.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Darxus View Post
            Not if they're broken out into dynamically loadable libraries not included in the iso.
            Someone in this thread mentioned that in case of GTK all backends are loaded at once and cannot be separated (unlike Qt).

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            • #51
              Originally posted by ворот93 View Post
              Someone in this thread mentioned that in case of GTK all backends are loaded at once and cannot be separated (unlike Qt).
              Yes. And then you argued with my post without reading it.

              I have no reason to believe the Wayland backend of GTK cannot be broken out into a dynamically loadable library, as in Qt. That just hasn't been done yet, so at the packaging level, it can't be split up. I've opened a bug requesting it in response to the "won't fix" this article is about: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=690381

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              • #52
                I believe they're going to enable it in the 13.04 release, because libegl1-mesa already depends on libwayland0

                https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+s....0/+bug/954352

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