Trying Wayland

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Thu Mar 27 12:08:54 UTC 2014

With GNOME 3.12 in rawhide today (or in the F20 copr), it is for the
first time really easy to try GNOME with Wayland. You can just select
'GNOME on Wayland' from the session chooser on the login screen.

If you do so, you'll get a desktop that looks just like regular GNOME,
and a great many things work just fine. Just be aware of the few things
that don't work yet:

- Drag-and-drop doesn't work
- No touch support
- some popups (eg entry completion) do not appear

Most seriously, right clicks and double-clicks on applications that are
running under xwayland have the tendency to bring down the session.

Of course, we are working on all of these issues. Any help is welcome!


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