Last Minute Wayland Fixes For GNOME 3.22

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 13 September 2016 at 02:00 PM EDT. 8 Comments
It looks like running the GNOME desktop environment natively on Wayland should be in pretty good shape after a round of last-minute improvements.

GNOME 3.22 package updates this week provided a number of important Wayland fixes:

Mutter 3.21.92 fixes for Wayland: absolute pointer motion events, animated cursors, various crashes, XWayland pointer warp emulation, and other non-Wayland improvements.

GNOME Shell 3.21.92 has various bug fixes.

WebKitGTK+ 2.13.91 has some fixes around Wayland, including the use of a different plug-ins cache between Wayland/X11. Some non-Wayland improvements with that new release includes improved performance when resizing the WebView with the threaded compositor, fixed a UI process crash, the build should work again when built by Clang, and rendering issue fixes.

GTK+ 3.21.6 was released today and now requires XDG-Shell version 6.

The GNOME 3.22 release candidate is set to happen this week while the official GNOME 3.22.0 release is slated for 21 September. Hopefully everything else is set with GNOME 3.22's Wayland support, considering that Fedora 25 is looking to utilize GNOME 3.22 on Wayland as its default desktop environment. From my Fedora 25 development testing, with my use-cases at least everything has been going smooth.
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