Wayland Live OS Is Now Based On Debian Testing, Working KDE Wayland Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 9 February 2016 at 07:10 AM EST. 8 Comments
If you want to try out Wayland from a Live DVD/USB device, RebeccaBlackOS has seen a new release and ships the very latest Wayland/Weston components as well as for the high-profile software making use of Wayland.

First up with RebeccaBlackOS, they have changed the base operating system from Ubuntu to Debian Testing. Moving away from Ubuntu was done to avoid licensing issues, "To comply with Canonical's new licensing requirements for Ubuntu."

Rebecca Black OS also now has EFI bootable support, is powered by the Linux 4.3 kernel, has KDE Wayland as a usable option, improvements to the login manager, and more.

The 2016-02-08 release ships with the latest Wayland/Weston clonde and has the Wayland-using versions of Clutter, SDL, GTK, Qt, EFL, FreeGLUT, MPV, GStreamer, and more. Wayland desktop choices include GNOME Shell, Enlightenment, Orbment, Sway, and KDE. The Orbital desktop is temporarily disabled while Hawaii and Papyros Wayland desktops will only work in nested mode.

More details on this fun to try Wayland Live DVD/USB OS can be found via this GitHub page.
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