Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 19 August 2016 at 05:47 PM EDT. 59 Comments
FEDORA --
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has decided that Fedora 25 will indeed ship the Wayland display server by default in place of the X.Org Server.

While many were doubting whether Fedora Workstation with its GNOME-based desktop would be ready for a Wayland default on Fedora 25, FESCo has determined it's feasible. This is great to see after Fedora Wayland didn't end up making it the past few cycles it was proposed while for a long time now it's been exposed as a non-default log-in option.

Added to this ticket today, "FESCo agrees to go ahead with Wayland by default provided that release notes and common bugs are clear about how to switch back to X11 if needed."

Fedora 25 will be using the GNOME 3.22 desktop by default and ship with a slew of new features. Fedora 25 is currently scheduled to ship on 8 November pending no delays.
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