So ubuntu 17.10 is the biggest release we’ve had in… Well a while. Fedora and Ubuntu both have wayland packed in with the systems and are out there now. I don’t think there’ll be as many questions about Wayland as there were on AMDGPU, but I’d like for there to be a general discussion and news thread. Just to have it available for those who care about it like I do.
I for one am stupidly excited.
For those who don’t know what Wayland is, its a replacement for X.Org Server in linux, and I think it has a BSD port too? Basically, you have your DE at the front of your desktop, you are staring at it, then you have a compositor behind that, and behind that is your display server, be it X.Org, Wayland, or maybe compton on a mobile device (but thats not a part of this thread hehe). X.Org can handle your display drivers, sound drivers, HID drivers, basically whatever you use to interact with your linux machine. Wayland is the new replacement for X.Org as X is something like 23+ years old now and has a lot of code that we don’t need anymore like vector and ancient polygon drivers.
Theres also XWayland, which is a combo of the 2 systems working together. Its a hack that /sort/ of works, but in my opinion its not as good as just running the one single system.
At the moment Wayland has Gnome and KDE support, though I’m unsure of if theres other desktops that are supported. XFCE is my desktop of choice, so I have to wait for a while before I can 100% it.
For some documents to read about wayland:
If you have questions or anything to add to the thread via links I will appreciate if you find an article that I haven’t to PM me or I’ll just add it to the first post here just like the AMDGPU Info/News Thread and, just like there, same rules apply. No fanboy bullshit, no “But my windows” or whatever. We don’t care. Go away. If you have stuff to contribute to the thread PLEASE do, but don’t fanboy about stuff please and thank you!