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GNOME 3.34 Now Supports Starting XWayland On-Demand

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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.34 Now Supports Starting XWayland On-Demand

    One of the long-time work-in-progress patch series has been realized in time for next month's GNOME 3.34 release... Mutter when acting as a Wayland compositor will allow starting XWayland on-demand, or rather only running it when needed to handle an X11 client/application...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...er-X-On-Demand

  • #2
    Pretty cool!

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    • #3
      A big milestone for GNOME on Wayland for sure.

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      • #4
        Is it now possible to have a system with GNOME without having XWayland and X.Org Server installed?

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        • #5
          uid313 Depends. If you don’t need Xwayland it won’t load.

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          • #6
            Very cool. I'd also like to see, for some reasonable subset of X11, a library that can replace XLib and run entirely in-process, rather than as an actual server.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Is it now possible to have a system with GNOME without having XWayland and X.Org Server installed?
              I don't know if it is possible to compile mutter and others without x
              But I sow something in code review

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                uid313 Depends. If you don’t need Xwayland it won’t load.
                Yes, I know, that's what the article said. But I want Xwayland to not be installed on the system.

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                • #9
                  I'd consider the fact GDM can after this be started in Wayland without XWayland running a major win for security.

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                  • #10
                    uid313 That is very likely to happen on Fedora within a couple of releases. Pay attention to the proposed system wide changes. I guess FESCO would need to discuss it. And they would most likely just wipe x from the default installation and keep it in the repo.

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