Ubuntu, Firefox, Chromium...

darxus at chaosreigns.com darxus at chaosreigns.com
Tue Mar 13 14:24:22 PDT 2012

Wayland 0.85 is in the Ubuntu 12.04 Precise archives.  Precise is
scheduled to be released on April 26th.  Beta 1 is available.

Weston was just synced from Debian to Ubuntu today:  
The syncer said it just needed an updated version of mesa, which sounded
likely to happen.  The synced version only includes weston itself so far,
not the demo clients.

The most frustrating part is that Precise includes GTK 3.4 (the 3.3
in the package names is an artiffact of 3.4 not being released yet),
and GTK 3.4 is compatible with wayland 0.85, and all that's remaining is
adding the --enable-wayland-backend build flag to GTK, which they don't
want to do because it's a month after feature freeze on an LTS release.
The bug requesting this build flag is here:
You can log in and click "Does this bug affect you?" to indicate you care.

Firefox has a bug open to support wayland, with no progress:
You can vote for this one too.

Firefox is in the process of migrating from GTK 2 to GTK 3, and: "Gecko's
GTK/GDK X11 port uses some features of the GDK X11 backend, so porting to
GTK3 is only part of work required for a GTK/Wayland port." -

Chromium's wayland bug (chromium is the open source release of chrome):
I'm not really clear what the current status of that is.

Chromium-OS apparently has some wayland support: "Woot! gears now works"

"A ship in a port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
-Grace Murray Hopper

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