Debian Testing Wayland Live CD Updated With Latest Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 16 October 2016 at 11:06 AM EDT. 7 Comments
The Live CD Linux distribution focused on showcasing the potential of Wayland across different desktops, toolkits, and applications is out with a new ISO release.

Developer and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has announced the latest version of his RebeccaBlackOS that packages up the latest Wayland/Weston code and other software supporting Wayland. He announced, "I have pushed out new ISO files for the Wayland Live CD project, named after my favorite celebrity (Rebecca Black). I wanted to time the release to celebrate the release of her new song The Great Divide, but I had some issues I previously had to resolve This might be the last set of ISOs I announce here. I will post newer ISOs/commits, but probably won't announce to the Wayland mailing list."

These ISOs contain "almost everything Wayland related on these ISOs" with the base distribution being Debian Testing. However, now that Fedora 25 is using Wayland by default with GNOME and KDE Neon ISOs are beginning to use Wayland by default, Rebecca Black OS is less unique with the Wayland support becoming mainstream compared to the early days where RBOS was a very easy way to try out the bleeding-edge Wayland packages.

Those wanting more information about this latest ISO release can find it via the Wayland-devel list.
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