Saturday, 15 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 02:51:29PM -0700, Jono Bacon wrote:
> I suspect X support for GNOME will be around for a while primarily so Red
> Hat can continue to serve their customers. We should definitely ensure the
> GNOME community are invited to the Mir discussions moving forward, as are
> the KDE/Kubuntu community.

Primary focus for GNOME will be Wayland. There are a few things that
Wayland does not support that X did support. This will result in having
to do things differently. See e.g. the various forms of 'deprecate' is
mentioned on https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/GTK%2B as well as
https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/Gaps.

Various things will be changed. Eventually GDM will use Wayland, but
then still allow X sessions to be started. In short term, GDM won't use
Wayland but allows Wayland sessions. See
https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/gdm.

Due to primary focus on Wayland, the X support in GNOME shell will
probably not be at the same level as Wayland (see links above for
background reasoning). Secondly, GDM should always allow to start X
sessions (start X based desktop environments).

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Regards,
Olav

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