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Wayland Back-End For GTK+ Pushed Forward

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Published on 03 January 2011 09:01 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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While busy discussing Sandy Bridge Linux support, it's been brought to my attention en route to Las Vegas that the Wayland back-end for GTK+3 has been merged!

With this Git commit by Intel's Kristian Høgsberg, the Wayland back-end has been pushed forward.

This is very good news for those interested in the Wayland Display Server as an alternative to the X.Org Server. One of the first places where Wayland may be deployed is with Intel's MeeGo Touch on their hardware. There's also Canonical interested in deploying Wayland in conjunction with their Unity Desktop where it may become an option as soon as Ubuntu 11.10. Up to this point there's been the Wayland back-end merged for the Clutter tool-kit, but proper GTK+ support for Wayland will be a big step forward. There's also work under-way in getting Qt to work properly with Wayland too.

More information on this Git commit when I land, as the Internet is too bloody slow.

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