Fedora 25 Wayland Tests A Success, On Track For Stable

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 14 October 2016 at 10:30 PM EDT. 85 Comments
Fedora 25 has been on track for using Wayland by default and that was better firmed up this week. It's looking almost definitive next month's Fedora 25 release will be the first tier-one desktop Linux distribution using Wayland by default on supported systems in place of the X.Org Server.

This week was a major post-beta test of Wayland on Fedora 25: the organized test day.

The Fedora 25 Wayland test day uncovered 26 open bugs, of which some aren't Wayland bugs, but there were some new issues uncovered but nothing too serious.

Adam Williamson of Fedora QA at Red Hat commented, "We did find several new Wayland issues, but on the positive side, no really big bugs that weren't already known and on the radar for the final release. So the event looks like a success on all fronts: we found some new bugs to squish, but it also gives us a decent indication that the Workstation-on-Wayland experience is in a good enough condition for a first stable release. We also confirmed that the Workstation-on-X11 session is available as a fallback and that works properly, for anyone who can't use Wayland for any reason."

Confirmation was posted to the Fedora-devel list. So unless something secretly sneaks in at the last minute, Fedora 25 should be an exciting Wayland-powered workstation release, well, assuming you are using the open-source drivers otherwise you will still be left to using the X.Org session.
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