Phoronix: GNOME On Wayland Is Good For GNOME 3.10
In recent days and weeks there have been many Phoronix news stories about Wayland support improvements going into different GNOME components like the GNOME Shell and GTK+ tool-kit. The GNOME 3.10 official release is due later this month and overall the support for running GNOME Shell on Wayland appears in rather good standing...
They've already done a lot of work in this direction, but leading up to the betas specifically there has been a ton of work done to really get things in shape. It's amazing to see this much dedication. While Wayland is undoubtedly an improvement over X11, it would be much easier to build a new environment on top of Wayland than to adapt a complete desktop environment to run under Wayland and make Gnome Shell the compositor. A lot of work is finally culminating after years of preparation, and I couldn't be more excited to try it out.
Now I understand what Gnome developers meant when they decided to go full speed in supporting Wayland. Outstanding dedication. I guess we should thank Canonical for putting pressure on them.
Michael seems to be neglecting the known regressions list which is huge. Starting with performance and then drag and drop not working and no clipboard manager.
Whoa! Good to see the GNOME camp is seriously pushing for Wayland.
Good that we finally have a real testbed for Wayland then. I bet Wayland devs will use some of the insights from this to further stabilize the API.
On a general note: I'm very excited about this... Awesome Progress Gnome!
Last edited by ninez; 09-05-2013 at 02:58 PM.