Xfce's Wayland Roadmap Updated

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 13 September 2023 at 09:51 AM EDT. 52 Comments
Xfce 4.18 released last December with some strides on the Wayland front for this lightweight GTK-based desktop environment, but more work remains before Xfce will be fully compatible with Wayland and its own robust compositor. The Xfce Wayland road-map was recently updated to reflect the latest work on this major undertaking.

The Xfce Wayland road-map on the project's Wiki has been updated a few times over the past two weeks, namely around the desktop panel plug-ins and applications support for Wayland. There still isn't a firm timeline or release where they expect to have a complete Xfce Wayland transition complete, but ultimately are aiming to have a native Wayland experience that doesn't depend at all on XWayland and will be using wlroots as part of its compositor. Many Xfce panel plug-ins are working under Wayland as are a number of Xfce's own applications.

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Those curious about the Xfce Wayland Roadmap can find the latest details on the Xfce.org Wiki.
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