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    Phoronix: Fedora 30 Will Have Firefox Wayland By Default But Could Be Reverted If Too Buggy

    The plan to use the Wayland-native version of Firefox by default for Fedora Workstation 30 atop GNOME has been tentatively approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo)...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x-Wayland-Tent

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    but that can be overrode via the aforementioned environment variable.
    Should be overridden.

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    • #3
      Very good. Headerbars are more important though..

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      • #4
        Been using it by default for some time now. Occasional problems with alt-combos randomly stopping to work and crashes when changing TTYs, but apart from that it's a great experience and feels smoother. Especially the startup when using accelerated layers. Under XWayland, there's glitches, with Wayland it's all smooth.

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        • #5
          Another Firefox Wayland advantage: Firefox can't read your key presses sent to other non-Firefox windows/programs. Note: that is providing you have permissions set appropriately and your system isn't already compromised.

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          • #6
            Firefox on GNOME will have Firefox Wayland by Default - Fedora ist *not* only GNOME and here 12 years GNOME free at all

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hreindl View Post
              Firefox on GNOME will have Firefox Wayland by Default - Fedora ist *not* only GNOME and here 12 years GNOME free at all
              Fedora is literally the target distribution for GNOME.

              Given Fedora ships with GNOME as default, it's fair to say Firefox on Fedora 30 will use Wayland. Just because you can install whatever run of the mill other DE on it doesn't make it any less a GNOME distro.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Britoid View Post
                Fedora is literally the target distribution for GNOME.
                Bla - "Fedora Workstation" is just a tiny part with more marketing

                Originally posted by Britoid View Post
                Just because you can install whatever run of the mill other DE on it doesn't make it any less a GNOME distro
                just because you are too dumb to not click on the first link don't make it a GNOME distribution
                https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

                my decision between GNOME/KDE dates back to the late 1990's and so long before Fedora existed at all while most of my Fedora setups dates back 10 years without re-install and did not see GNOME at all

                the only thing you hardly can escape is GTK itself

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by treba View Post
                  Especially the startup when using accelerated layers.
                  When I used it with 'layers.acceleration.force-enabled' to true, it didn't start at all for me on Sandy Bridge graphics. Does work in xorg. But using chromium-vaapi now because of the video capabilities.

                  hreindl behave yourself

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hreindl View Post
                    Firefox on GNOME will have Firefox Wayland by Default - Fedora ist *not* only GNOME and here 12 years GNOME free at all
                    Then it is pretty much incumbent on other DE's to have a Wayland back end. I know that KDE's still need a lot of work (and Fedora is a bit behind when it comes to KDE, but not by much) and I am not sure of sway's status in the distro, I think that in the distro... but at this point sticking with x11 is setting yourself in the desert. You can only survive for so long.

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