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    Default GNOME Shell 3.10 Is Ready To Shine On Wayland

    Phoronix: GNOME Shell 3.10 Is Ready To Shine On Wayland

    GNOME Shell 3.9.92 was released this morning as the GNOME Shell 3.10 release candidate. With this latest release of the core GNOME 3 user-interface, the Wayland branch has been merged!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2NDA

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    Is there some Debian-based distribution with good Wayland support? I like Fedora, I just don't like RPM and the package management...

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    I wonder when Fedora 20 picks this update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amehaye View Post
    Is there some Debian-based distribution with good Wayland support? I like Fedora, I just don't like RPM and the package management...
    aptosid or siduction...

    But you're probably better off with fedora since it integrates systemd and gnome better.

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    I hope this won't be too painful to set up in Arch, since that's probably the most feasible way to really use it before Fedora 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scionicspectre View Post
    I hope this won't be too painful to set up in Arch, since that's probably the most feasible way to really use it before Fedora 20.
    Why should it be? Once 3.10 moves into [extra] repo you simply update your system, that's it. You'll have the wayland package installed already anyway, because gtk3 and mesa pull it as a dependency.

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    Great news!

    I should try this out on my test machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    Why should it be? Once 3.10 moves into [extra] repo you simply update your system, that's it. You'll have the wayland package installed already anyway, because gtk3 and mesa pull it as a dependency.
    Considering that Fedora has included patches in things as integral as GTK in past releases, there's a good possibility we'll have to patch something in order to get Mutter and the Shell running on Wayland. Arch only includes vanilla packages, which is usually a good thing, but Fedora's tight integration with GNOME and JHBuild sometimes makes it difficult for GNOME devs on Fedora to realize what's missing elsewhere.

    Of course, these issues are usually fixed sooner or later, but there's enough work going into getting it working seamlessly on Fedora, which won't even be complete until year's end. So I'm looking forward to a little grief, with hopes that it's as much of a breeze as you've said. No doubt, the wiki will have a great deal of instruction on the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amehaye View Post
    Is there some Debian-based distribution with good Wayland support? I like Fedora, I just don't like RPM and the package management...
    Would you explain what you don't like about rpm/yum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam View Post
    Would you explain what you don't like about rpm/yum?
    well it's been a while since I used Fedora. however when I did there were several problems. packages used to break too frequently (dependency problems). upgrading fedora to new versions was a pain since you had to reinstall from scratch every time. and there just weren't enough packages to begin with - I had to manually build several tools I used at the time. all these problems didn't exist on Debian and Ubuntu. however I don't like the direction Ubuntu is taking lately what with Mir, Amazon etc so I'm looking for a replacement.

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