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    Default Wayland Still To Be A "Tech Preview" In GNOME 3.12

    Phoronix: Wayland Still To Be A "Tech Preview" In GNOME 3.12

    While a lot of headway has been made during the GNOME 3.10 and 3.12 development cycles for allowing the GNOME Shell and rest of the desktop run natively on Wayland without a hard dependency on X11, it was decided that enabling the Wayland support by default will not happen now until at least GNOME 3.14. GNOME 3.12 will still work as a very reasonable Wayland tech preview, but there's some unfinished tasks to be addressed...

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

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    A couple of those "to-do"s are connected to input stuff right? Couldn't Gnome contribute to (and then use) libinput?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daktyl198 View Post
    A couple of those "to-do"s are connected to input stuff right? Couldn't Gnome contribute to (and then use) libinput?
    You mean like it says right in the article?

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    Still being tackled for the 3.12 release target is support for launching Wayland sessions from GDM, using libinput for input handling, key bindings support, and Clutter apps support.
    Last edited by kigurai; 02-28-2014 at 10:19 AM. Reason: No need to be so combatative

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    I was very much looking forward to the "complete port of GNOME to Wayland" they planned for 3.12. I get the feeling it's going to take another year before there is even one fully usable desktop on Wayland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kigurai View Post
    You mean like it says right in the article?
    Oh, my eyes must have skipped right over that haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukkan View Post
    I was very much looking forward to the "complete port of GNOME to Wayland" they planned for 3.12. I get the feeling it's going to take another year before there is even one fully usable desktop on Wayland.
    And this is the reason I report bugs. There are few developers, I'm not a dev so I can help reporting bugs at least. (I would like to donate money but I prefer to graduate first and have a job to earn money)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukkan View Post
    I was very much looking forward to the "complete port of GNOME to Wayland" they planned for 3.12. I get the feeling it's going to take another year before there is even one fully usable desktop on Wayland.
    Yes, the problem is that even if Gnome 3.14 is labelled as a full port to Wayland, it'll likely have sore issues enough for a non-Wayland fan to go back to X.org (the fans will endure them). I hope KDE releases a _really_ full port to Wayland _this_ year, not 2015 or 2016.

    Edit: Some might remember that Gnome 3.0 was postponed like 4 times.
    Last edited by mark45; 02-28-2014 at 03:00 PM.

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    doesnt surprise me bout Wayland not being completely ported over in 3.12 , i predicted this ages ago. another let down by the Gnome-nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Wayland Still To Be A "Tech Preview" In GNOME 3.12

    While a lot of headway has been made during the GNOME 3.10 and 3.12 development cycles for allowing the GNOME Shell and rest of the desktop run natively on Wayland without a hard dependency on X11, it was decided that enabling the Wayland support by default will not happen now until at least GNOME 3.14. GNOME 3.12 will still work as a very reasonable Wayland tech preview, but there's some unfinished tasks to be addressed...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYxNzg
    I don't understand this. Unless I'm mistaken they've said, for awhile(since before the 3.8 release, I think), that 3.12 was going to be mostly ready (that is, available through gdm but not default), with 3.14 expected to switch over defaults.

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    I don't know if depends on wayland: I installed Fedora 21 and it was faster than Lubuntu on my system... but due to audio matching issue I was forced to reinstall Lubuntu. I'm waiting for chromium ozone too, it's the wayland porting of chromium project.

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