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

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at 43-1.org
Thu Jun 20 09:22:43 BST 2019

Michael Biebl writes:
> On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:16:58 +0200 Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar at 43-1.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> 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?

I meant the GNOME session; that is the only thing that changed in
July/August 2017 as gdm itself used Wayland already before as far as I

For something that has been the default for almost two years to be
switched back two weeks before the release there has to be some really
huge issues for me.  Any change will not see much testing given the time
after all and risks new regressions.


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