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  • Wayland 1.17 Released With Updated Protocol & Other Improvements

    Phoronix: Wayland 1.17 Released With Updated Protocol & Other Improvements

    Wayland release manager Derek Foreman has officially announced the release of Wayland 1.17, the first official update since last August...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-1.17-Released

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    When i ran GNOME under Wayland the window positioning is often bad. I much prefer the window positioning in X.
    When opening an application in GNOME on X then it opens somewhere around the center or where it was last opened.
    But GNOME under Wayland often opens them in the top-left corner always.

    Applications that need Wayland support:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      When opening an application in GNOME on X then it opens somewhere around the center or where it was last opened.
      But GNOME under Wayland often opens them in the top-left corner always.
      GNOME on Wayland tries to place windows in empty spaces (whenever possible), starting from the top left and working towards the bottom right I think. I actually find it quite useful because it requires less manual intervention to organize windows.

      GNOME on x.org certainly has it's own issues too, such as dialogue boxes opening underneath other windows so you can't see them. Transmission is such a case. Try running a maximized Firefox and click a magnet link for a torrent with Transmission set as your default torrent-app. On x.org, it's like nothing happens, until you look underneath your Firefox window. Issues like this doesn't happen with GNOME on Wayland.

      I'd go as far as to say that if you disregard certain performance issues, GNOME on Wayland is actually the more refined experience/workflow than GNOME on x.org. The latter has a bunch of weird quirks than annoy me.

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      • #4
        just dont use gnome ...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Applications that need Wayland support:
          Electron doesnt need Wayland supports, it needs to die.

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          • #6
            Can be Wayland used without any compositor (Weston, ect.)?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by frank007 View Post
              Can be Wayland used without any compositor (Weston, ect.)?
              Wayland is a protocol, compositors are implementations. If you don't have compositor, then you don't have any window manager.

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              • #8
                The window position on Wayland does still need some work - it will probably require a new protocol extension.

                My use case is an ultrawide monitor where I use the right half for the web browser. it always opens in the left half - it remembers size but not position.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                  GNOME on Wayland tries to place windows in empty spaces (whenever possible), starting from the top left and working towards the bottom right I think. I actually find it quite useful because it requires less manual intervention to organize windows.
                  I actually find it quite annoying. I like windows opening up in the center of the screen and hate it when they open up somewhere else.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    When i ran GNOME under Wayland the window positioning is often bad. I much prefer the window positioning in X.
                    When opening an application in GNOME on X then it opens somewhere around the center or where it was last opened.
                    But GNOME under Wayland often opens them in the top-left corner always.
                    Then why not use X?

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