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DissidentRage wrote

How thoroughly has Wayland been adopted into the Linux ecosystem? I haven't used Linux as a primary OS in a few years (but am looking at jumping ship soonish) and it seems like this is really going to result in a massive improvement in graphics fidelity and a lot less headaches WRT things like video driver updates.

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josefStallman wrote

Currently, not very much. GNOME runs wayland by default, but it's the only major DE that does so. However, most DE's are working on wayland support. XFCE4 is currently being ported to GTK3 to allow for eventual Wayland support, Plasma sort of works but requires quite a bit of configuration to be useful, Budgie is moving back to Wayland, and that appears to be the general trend.

Give it another year and I'll bet wayland will be more prevalent than Xorg for mainstream desktop use.

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DissidentRage wrote

I looked into it a bit myself, and it looks like there's some resistance in the MATE and CInnamon projects to moving toward it, which is disappointing as I rather like Cinnamon.

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alqm wrote

I think GNOME's audacious jumps can be beneficial. While most of us can work just fine with our Xorg environments, traditional DEs and OpenGL-backed gaming, GNOME is pushing forward to bring back something better.

Question is, all these new technologies... do they help the small projects grow up too? I wouldn't be happy to know it's just creating a "monopoly on DEs."

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jadedctrl wrote

I've been kind of a stick in the mud about Wayland, but it is the future.
systemd and Wayland are moving ahead at full-speed. LiGNUx is looking less and less like traditional UNIX, and it's kind of good and kind of bad. Wayland's design is quite a bit better than Xorg, but systemd, etc...
At least everyone who'd rather stick with the "past" will still be able to do so, at least for the foreseeable future.

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josefStallman wrote

I love Wayland, to be honest. So much less screen tearing! I have no loyalty to Xorg anymore.

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