Fedora 24 Still Planning For Wayland By Default, Still Some Work Left

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 19 August 2015 at 01:41 PM EDT. 11 Comments
Christian Schaller of Red Hat has written a lengthy blog post today about a Wayland update following a BoF from this year's GNOME GUADEC conference. There's still some major work left to be tackled before Wayland is ready to replace X, but the plan is still to make the default switch for Fedora 24 Workstation.

Among the big ticket items left to be done (or fixed up) for GNOME on Wayland include proper menu positioning, relative pointer handling for games, kinetic scrolling in GTK+, ensuring all X11 dependencies are removed, minimize stalls of the main thread, and finishing up tablet support.

Good progress for GNOME/Fedora om Wayland is being made, but the default transition will not happen for this fall's release of Fedora 23. Developers want one feature-complete release before switching the default, and they're hoping with GNOME 3.18 in Fedora 23 will be that milestone. Thus the target is on making the switch happen for Fedora 24 early next year.

More information on the current state of Wayland for GNOME/Fedora and other ongoing work can be found via Christian's blog post.
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