GNOME 3.17 On Wayland Still Needs More Work
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 6 July 2015 at 06:14 PM EDT. 4 Comments
Fedora developer Kevin Fenzi has shared his experiences with testing the latest GNOME 3.18 development release, v3.17.3, on Wayland with Fedora Rawhide.

When running the latest GNOME 3.17 packages, Kevin found that progress is being made but there are still many rough edges to the GNOME Wayland support. Improvements he has found include no more crashes/hangs, all the GNOME extensions are working on Wayland, and copy/paste is working between applications.

Current issues though with this GNOME 3.17.3 Wayland support include the GNOME Terminal being unusable due to it resizing itself when changing focus, weird spacing issues, a "serious" amount of focus lag, no ssh-agent support, and some widgets end up being oddly sized compared to running GNOME on X11.

Kevin's thoughts about GNOME 3.17.3 on Wayland can be found via his personal blog. There's still a few months to go before GNOME 3.18.0 is officially released in late September, so hopefully everything will be worked out in time. The condition of GNOME 3.18 on Wayland is particularly important since with Fedora 23 Wayland may become the default over the X.Org Server.
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