Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

From The Linux Perspective: What I Am Most Looking Forward To In 2019

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

  • #11
    What I am looking forward to or hoping for.
    • Firefox supporting Wayland.
    • Chrome supporting Wayland.
    • Firefox switching to the WebRender engine.
    • Better Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 845 and 855 support.
    • Ubuntu finally switching over to a new version of Nautilus.
    • Maybe a new Raspberry Pi 4.
    • GIMP with GTK 3.
    • VLC media player to get a refreshed UI.
    • Atom and VS Code to update Electron to version 4. Maybe we can have Wayland support soon?
    • Open source announcements from Microsoft.

    Comment


    • #12
      nvidia's binary only blog gone, and nouveau becoming the full featured choice

      Comment


      • #13
        Lol 2019 and Linux users still have basic functionality stuff on the wishlist.

        Comment


        • #14
          Nice list Michael.

          I would add to it:
          • legally-usable, signed firmware binaries for NVIDIA desktop GPUs that nouveau can use (as Rene said)
          • Wayland by default in both Ubuntu releases (19.04 & 19.10) with enough development work put in that 20.04 LTS can be released with Wayland enabled by default.
          • For Open Source project leaders (maintainers, benevolent dictators & repo committers) to firmly push back against those who seek to take over their projects & manipulate communities via "code of conduct" documents, committees & other mechanisms of thought and behaviour policing. I'd like the Open Source environment to be primarily about technical excellence (you're judged by what you produce) & kindness (try to be nice to other folk). Ultimately it is the right of the project leaders to have the final say on their project. If you don't like the project leaders and the standards they set, then fork off.
          • Greater adoption of reproducible builds ( https://reproducible-builds.org/ ) to improve security.
          • Microsoft release the source code to Edge under a very permissive license and some passionate developers continue the project vowing to maintain and improve the EdgeHTML engine and port the browser to Mac OS X & GNU/Linux (under Wayland).
          • Continued developments in open hardware.

          Comment


          • #15
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            What I am looking forward to or hoping for.
            • Firefox supporting Wayland.
            • Chrome supporting Wayland.
            • Firefox switching to the WebRender engine.
            • Better Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 845 and 855 support.
            • Ubuntu finally switching over to a new version of Nautilus.
            • Maybe a new Raspberry Pi 4.
            • GIMP with GTK 3.
            • VLC media player to get a refreshed UI.
            • Atom and VS Code to update Electron to version 4. Maybe we can have Wayland support soon?
            • Open source announcements from Microsoft.
            I don't have a problem with VLC's UI (it could be better but it isn't bad IMO) and I'm still wary of any open-source projects by MS, but otherwise I pretty much agree with this entire list.
            To add to that:
            * Improved DXVK support
            * Better video decoding support for either web browser engine (but especially Firefox)
            * GPUs that are actually interesting to buy

            Comment


            • #16
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              What I am looking forward to or hoping for.
              • Open source announcements from Microsoft.
              Who cares about Microsoft.

              Comment


              • #17
                There are only two things on my 2019 Linux wish list:
                • All Wine staging patches and all the infamous ones like PBA, esync, etc. to be also upstreamed so we don't have to deal with several forks of forks of Wine.
                • More progress on the Wayland front, ie. more apps and frameworks to work without XWayland.

                Comment


                • #18
                  above all, linux operating systems free from xorg.

                  Comment


                  • #19
                    I'd like to see first class Optimus (aka Hybrid graphics) support from NVIDIA. Currently, the situation is an incomprehensible and unmaintained
                    hacky mess (Bumblebee). This is unacceptable and we need first class support indentical to Windows 10.

                    Comment


                    • #20
                      As a Debian user and as it is time for stabilisation i am looking forward for first freeze to happen in 10 days for Buster and then another 4-6 months of polishing, etc... in the middle of february average Joe could see what it is.

                      Also i am looking forward Debian rollers to cry at least 2 months, usual hot spot which is somewhere in the middle of the two, so march-april maybe may
                      Last edited by dungeon; 01-02-2019, 04:45 PM.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X