Thursday, 27 June 2013

Re: Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:22:26 AM Oliver Ries wrote:
> 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.

Fortunately for us, kwin will support both X and Wayland back ends, so we can
assess the maturity of both the back ends and the infrastructure status over
time. A nice thing about a six month release cycle is you are stuck with
something that long if you decide it's time for something else.

Scott K

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