Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fedora Is Hosting A Wayland Test Day Tomorrow

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Fedora Is Hosting A Wayland Test Day Tomorrow

    Phoronix: Fedora Is Hosting A Wayland Test Day Tomorrow

    The Fedora QA team is organizing a Fedora 25 Workstation Wayland Test Day for tomorrow, 13 October. This is to find any last-minute bugs with next month's Fedora 25 Workstation release still set to utilize this next-gen successor to X11 by default...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...yland-Test-Day

  • #2
    Couldn't they display a notification on a random number of computers to ask the users if they have a few minutes to try the Wayland environment and report the results? This could be part of their next release.

    Educating the users on the benefits of Wayland, while letting them choose whether to participate or not, in a transparent way (and publish the results). I do not see any obvious downside to this approach.

    Comment


    • #3
      Firefox and Chrome needs to be ported to Wayland.
      GIMP needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3.
      Electron (which is the framework used by Atom and Spotify) needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3 and ported to Wayland.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        Couldn't they display a notification on a random number of computers
        no, random users can't help them

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Firefox and Chrome needs to be ported to Wayland.
          GIMP needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3.
          Electron (which is the framework used by Atom and Spotify) needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3 and ported to Wayland.
          Everything runs perfectly on XWayland which I am using since Fedora 23. Porting those applications, is not their problem.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Firefox and Chrome needs to be ported to Wayland.
            GIMP needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3.
            Electron (which is the framework used by Atom and Spotify) needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3 and ported to Wayland.
            IIRC FF and GIMP are a WIP, but work fine in XWayland.

            As for the latter and Chrome, I'm not sure.

            Comment


            • #7
              Michael
              Phoronix
              Michael there is bad link, it should be https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_...-10-13_Wayland

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by yurikoles View Post
                Michael
                Phoronix
                Michael there is bad link, it should be https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_...-10-13_Wayland
                That is the link I used, isn't it?
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                  no, random users can't help them
                  Well, I was thinking of getting feedback from diverse configurations. And to avoid being flooded with feedback, I thought about random selection (random, as in, triggered client-side, and eventually manually triggerable). Make it easy for users to test how their setup behave, including reporting incompatible software, etc.

                  Could you elaborate a bit why this wouldn't work? Are they seeking some in-depth technical report? Some kind of feedback that only a handful of users can provide?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    Electron (which is the framework used by Atom and Spotify) needs to be ported from GTK2 to GTK3 and ported to Wayland.
                    Check this link: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/c...6_64/electron/
                    and this https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/2927.

                    Apparently Electron builds with gtk3 already.


                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X