Thursday, 27 June 2013

Re: Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Jeremy Bicha <[email protected]> wrote:
On 27 June 2013 11:51, Oliver Ries <[email protected]> wrote:

Replying off-list

>> I think Rebecca Black OS has you beat there. Unless you don't think
>> Rebecca Black is mainstream enough...
>
> I did some research and apparently missed that, no offense intended

Well the distro was tongue-in-cheek. ;)

>> There's a chance that Fedora 20 would be released with Wayland by
>> default before 14.04 LTS
>
> imho there is a difference between a chance of doing it and putting out a
> roadmap and committing to do it, but I might be nitpicking ;)

Right, Fedora hasn't really done roadmaps for Fedora 20 yet since
Fedora 19 hasn't yet been released.

GNOME though has a roadmap: initial support this fall, full support
next spring. It comes down to how well GNOME 3.10 on Wayland works
because I don't think Fedora is afraid to beta-test new shiny. Fedora
does have one shortcut...they don't have to worry about support for
proprietary graphics drivers since those have never been officially
supported anyway.

It sounds like KDE will be ready for Wayland at the same time.

I still think there is a difference between an upstream project being ready and a Linux distribution being ready/willing to consume that upstream.

bb,
Olli