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[wlug] Intel, Red Hat Working On Enabling Wayland Support In GNOME

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Wed Sep 11 13:37:41 NZST 2013

"After shooting down Canonical's Mir, Intel and Red Hat teams have
increased collaboration on the development of Wayland. Developers at
Intel and Red Hat are working together to 'merge and stabilize the
patches to enable Wayland support in GNOME,' as Christian Schaller
writes on his blog. The teams are also looking into improving the
stack further. Weston won't be used anymore, so GNOME Shell will
become the Wayland compositor. It must be noted that Canonical earlier
committed to supporting and embracing Wayland. Despite that promise,
the company silently stopped contribution, and it was later learned
that they were secretly working on their own display server, Mir.
Intel's management recently rejected patches for Mir, leaving its
maintainance to Canonical. Before Intel's rejection, GNOME and KDE
also refused to adopt Mir. Intel's message is clear to Canonical: if
you promise to contribute, then do so."

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Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174

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