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    Phoronix: An Experimental GNOME Shell Running On Wayland

    On Wednesday of the 2012 LF Collaboration Summit, besides the X and Wayland integration talk, there was a second discussion concerning Wayland/Weston during a Tizen track. During this talk were a few tid-bits of interesting information revealed, such as an experimental GNOME 3.x desktop on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4MzQ

  • #2
    that hardly recommends it

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    • #3
      what i don't understand is that given shuttleworth's money can't he donate 20 mil to wayland development? ubuntu is as always doing jack on developing new technologies.

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      • #4
        Too much talk but very little action.
        Wayland Mailing List

        They are making even better progress than anticipated. This project requires collaboration from a wide variety of different groups, on a level that we don't see very often. Even if Wayland 1.0 comes out in perfect condition with a mature Weston reference compositor with X/Wayland support, it's entirely upon the shoulders of the DE projects to provide Wayland support. Considering the 6 month development cycle we see commonly these days, the progress has been astounding.

        I think people underestimate just how unlikely it is that we've gotten everyone on board with this to the level they are. I mean, the situation is so ideal that we can even run Wayland on NVIDIA and AMD cards as well as Intel GPUs (using the open driver stack).

        There is a ton of action by very dedicated, brilliant people doing a lot to decide on the right spot to stabilize the interfaces and give us a reliable start. Just as with any open source project, it's still up to the distributions to package it, no matter how hard the Wayland contributors work.

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