Fedora Workstation 22 To Have Better Wayland Support, Better Battery Life
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 19 January 2015 at 01:49 PM EST. 13 Comments
Fedora 21 was just released last month but already there's a lot to get excited about for Fedora 22 when it's released around the middle of May.

In dozens of Phoronix articles I've already been writing for weeks about Fedora 22 feature proposals and other changes slated for Fedora 22, the second release following the Fedora.Next transition. For those curious about a user-focused, summary of the work building up to the Fedora Workstation 22 version, Christian Schaller of Red Hat has written a great blog entry today.

The items covered about the Fedora Workstation 22 feature work is more usability improvements to Wayland, better battery life for mobile Fedora systems, a potential tech preview of Application bundles, third-party application support in GNOME Software, Google Drive support in GNOME's Nautilus file manager, Qt theming improvements, more terminal improvements, greater development tools, and lots of other improvements throughout the Fedora world.

When it comes to the Wayland support, Fedora 22 will make greater use of libinput, the GTK+ and SDL back-ends will switch to use Wayland directly (rather than XWayland as on F21), potentially using Wayland for the login session, and should end up being near feature-complete -- assuming you're using the open-source graphics drivers on Fedora.

With regard to the Google Drive support in Nautilus, terminal improvements, GNOME Software third-party support, and other GNOME/GTK work, Red Hat developers continue committing all of their changes upstream so this work will be found in GNOME 3.16 and also be found in other distributions outside of RHEL/Fedora.

Those wishing to find out more about the Fedora Workstation 22 features at length can read Christian's blog post.
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