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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

Posted Jun 12, 2013 10:15 UTC (Wed) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
In reply to: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix) by sorpigal
Parent article: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

It's far too early to encourage toolkits and WMs to target Wayland directly for anything that can already be supported on top of X

Around 60% of the core GNOME modules already work under Wayland. The plan is a beta in GNOME 3.10, full support in GNOME 3.12. If a GTK 3.x+ application doesn't make specific X calls, it'll work under Wayland (devil is in the details :P). Firefox also finally seems to be going to GTK 3.x, though as they're huge, they might have various dependencies still assuming X.


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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

Posted Jun 13, 2013 15:01 UTC (Thu) by Tobu (subscriber, #24111) [Link]

Is there a list of those modules? I didn't see Wayland in Gnome's CI thing.

The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)

Posted Jun 13, 2013 16:06 UTC (Thu) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950) [Link]

Almost all Wayland things are documented at https://live.gnome.org/Wayland. For the 60% bit I used https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/Applications 1-2 months ago. The count is "fixed"+"working" vs total (excluding "not checked"+"nothing to do"). This is a while ago. There used a be an issue with "subwindows". I noticed that more things work when you use "CLUTTER_BACKEND=wayland". If I check now, about 65% works, though some have working due to the environment variable and IMO more important that things might have a minor display issue than having the user set some environment variable. About 19% still a crash somewhere (=really bad!).

Suggest reading the wiki, because there are various things that really need to be implemented. Desktop environment is a bit more than just components.


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