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#1 Hakkamx01

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

With Wayland becoming more and more popular, and being based on a heavily improved and modernized code base, I was wondering if and when the Eddie client will support it. The implications of disabling it (also in terms of security) will further increase, as Wayland becomes more mainstream.

 

TLDR: Is Wayland support in scope and if so, when can we expect it?



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hello!

 

Air Staff know about the issue, but it has a very low priority according to what Clodo said some time ago, so there's no publicly available timetable, as far as I know. Until then, you can either disable it, keep trying the latest Beta releases of Eddie or... Switch distro, haha :).


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

From a bit of a scan of the software architecture/dependencies it can happen, but don't hold your breath.

Eddie uses CLI/C# and Mono to do Linux and Mono has Gtk# to integrate with Gnome/Linux.

And Gtk 3.2 is already supporting Wayland rather than just XWindows. But distros don't ship that way yet (ex Fedora, ?)

 

But any software developer would have to spend quite a bit of time (and company money) to research and build a pilot to identify what is currently missing or does not work yet, and maybe find show stoppers with unknown time to resolve.

A brave fool would make any promises at present from what I can see briefly. Air developers would know more. Safer to watch others tread through the minefield.







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