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GNOME On Wayland Is Good For GNOME 3.10

Wayland

Published on 05 September 2013 11:15 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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In recent days and weeks there have been many Phoronix news stories about Wayland support improvements going into different GNOME components like the GNOME Shell and GTK+ tool-kit. The GNOME 3.10 official release is due later this month and overall the support for running GNOME Shell on Wayland appears in rather good standing.

It's been a GNOME development goal for months to have GNOME 3.10 offer a complete GTK+ Wayland back-end and for allowing the GNOME Shell / Mutter to act as a Wayland compositor. The developers have been mostly successful in reaching these goals while going forward in 2014 they still have additional work in moving some code-paths from being X11 specific to allowing Wayland equivalents and other enhancements to this next-generation Linux display server.

The most current state of GNOME on Wayland is described via the GNOME.org Wayland Support Wiki, which was most recently updated this morning. The only GNOME-specific items not in place right now for the GNOME 3.10 release that were scheduled as open tasks for this version were merging a GTK text protocol patch and making the on-screen keyboard send keysyms on Wayland.

The only other open items are building XWayland on Fedora and building Mutter-Wayland on Fedora, both of which should happen for Fedora 20 to lead to a nice GNOME 3.10 experience on Fedora 20 in November/December when using supported hardware/drivers and opting to use this "tech preview" mode.

Other items still being looked at by developers is the Wayland performance not yet being up to par, keyboard accessibility has some issues, and there's a handful of bugs that are considered regressions in GNOME 3.10.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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