Bug#927667: gnome: please confirm or revert choice of Wayland for default desktop

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Jun 19 23:53:15 BST 2019

On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:16:58 +0200 Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar at 43-1.org> wrote:
> Jonathan Dowland writes:
> > So far as I am aware there is still radio silence from active GNOME
> > packaging team members regarding this issue. No comment yet on the
> > patch I adapted, positive or negative; this bug (#927667) remains
> > at an RC severity.
> >
> > I've not yet read all the thread that Samuel linked to[1] but it looks
> > like it leans in favour of preserving the current default (xorg).
> >
> > I'm copying -release team to see if they have any (new) opinions on
> > the matter. Otherwise I guess it's up to someone to prepare an NMU
> > upload, which I will *try* to look at in the next few days, but can't
> > make any guarantees.
> I'm just a GNOME user, but from gdm3's changelog the default was
> switched to Wayland in July 2017 (or August 2017 for unstable).  I
> myself only noticed the switch after reading it happened somewhere on
> the internet shortly after it happened.

gdm was switched over to use Wayland before the main session was and in
Debian we kept that default for gdm (even for stretch, and still true
for buster).
gdm runs in a much more limited environment though, so some of the
limitations (like screen sharing) do not really affect the gdm session.
I suppose the a11y issues that were pointed out for Wayland do affect
the gdm wayland session though?

What kind of display technology gdm is using is a separate discussion
though from what kind of desktop session is started as default: GNOME on
Xorg or GNOME on Wayland.
When you talk about "gdm3's default", what exactly do you mean: the
display technology gdm is using or the type of GNOME session that is
started as default?

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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