Wayland and Weston 0.95.0 for Fedora 18 (just FYI & TWIMC)

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Sun Sep 23 09:37:06 PDT 2012


Just FYI and TWIMC (Darxus on IRC asked me to send this mail): Wayland
and Weston 0.95.0 are now in the "updates-tesing" repo for Fedora 18;
hence if you install the Fedora alpha that was released last week you
can just run "yum install weston" and simply start it afterwards to give
it a try.

In a week from now I'll likely request that the packages gets moved to
the proper Fedora 18 repos, if no major issues show up; you can follow
the process in


Note, I'm not maintaining any of the packages in question withing
Fedora. I'm just a random and mostly inactive Fedora packager these days
that had a temporary interest in getting to know wayland a bit better,
that's why I took care of updating the packages. But OTOH, I might talk
to the maintainers of wayland and weston about shipping a recent git
snapshot once 0.95.0 left testing behind.

While I'm here two different things:

 * I found it confusing that
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland-demos/ is the same repo as
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/ ; I assume it's done for
backwards compatibly to the days when weston was not what it is today --
but I'm likely not the only one that will get confused when looking for
demo clients for wayland ...

 * westons makefile afaics doesn't install any of the demos from the
clients/ dir in weston's source (like dnd, gears or smoke). Wouldn't it
be wise to make them installable more easily, then distributions like
Fedora could ship them in a package like "wayland-client-demos" (or
something like that); that could make experimenting with wayland more
fun for users


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