GNOME 3.14 Makes More Progress In Running Natively On Wayland

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 16 September 2014 at 11:46 AM EDT. 9 Comments
Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen has shared a status update concerning the state of running the GNOME Shell desktop natively on Wayland without any X11 dependence. With GNOME 3.14, more progress has been made in making the Wayland experience really usable. Clasen also shares that Red Hat is hiring another Wayland developer.

For the upcoming GNOME 3.14 release, new Wayland functionality includes support for keyboard layouts, working drag-and-drop support, and support for touch input. There's also more GNOME applications that are running on Wayland without any dependence on XWayland or hacks.

GNOME developers are trying to make Wayland day-to-day usable but there's still a few applications that need some help (e.g. Totem) and there's still some crashes to be worked out with the Wayland session. Matthias Clasen shared this information on his blog.

Clasen also pointed out a Red Hat job posting that is looking for a senior software engineer for their Westford office to focus on the Wayland graphics system and other desktop technologies.
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