Re: Porting GNOME to Wayland

hi Jeremy;

yes, unported applications still using X11 should be able to run
unmodified under an hybrid X/Wayland compositor. what Matthias was
detailing for the 3.12 cut-off cycle is running GNOME Shell as a
Wayland compositor by default, instead of an X11 one.


On 15 March 2013 20:44, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha ubuntu com> wrote:
On 15 March 2013 14:32, Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
As far as a roadmap is concerned, I am fairly optimistic that we can
have gnome-shell work as a Wayland compositor within 6 months. That
will allow us to have optional Wayland support in GNOME 3.10, while
still using X by default. Reaching this milestone by 3.10 will enable
experimentation with Wayland, and should help us to take the next step
for GNOME 3.12: a fully converted desktop, with no regressions. If we
realize during 3.12 development that we won't be able to close all
feature gaps in time for 3.12, it should be possible to keep
gnome-shell on X for one more cycle without affecting the rest of the
desktop too much.

Hi, just to clarify: For 3.12, you would like to drop support for
running gnome-shell or mutter on X directly and only support Wayland?
I understand that X apps will still run on top of GNOME Shell on

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