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Re: is Wayland/Weston mature enough to be the default desktop choice in Buster?






Le ven. 5 avr. 2019 à 17:25, Mo Zhou <lumin@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
Hi,

> I think the default should be reconsidered.

I second that since I always refuse to use Wayland, due to

1. Gnome's keyboard configuration under wayland is definitely rubbish.
   I need extremely high keyboard repeat rate and short latency:

     xset r rate 160 160

   The fastest repeat rate feels like 10 times slower than my
   preference. I didn't manage to find out the CLI way to enforce an
   extremely high key repeat rate under wayland.

2. redshift doesn't work under wayland. There seems to be no CLI
   program available for such purpose.

The gnome-shell version of redshift does work under wayland, but doesn't
apply to the mouse pointer.
 

3. I don't know whether this has been improved, but in the past
   the mouse cursor latency was very obvious.

4. copy/paste delays between some gtk applications (epiphany, gpaste...)

5. SDL might need SDL_VIDEODRIVER=wayland explicitely

6. some graphic cards run better under X

i guess the list goes on and on


On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 04:12:22PM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> I was surprised to learn — by way of synaptic being autoremoved — that
> the default desktop in Buster will be GNOME/Wayland. I personally do not
> think that Wayland is a sensible choice for the default *yet*; and if
> the consequence is that bugs for software that do not work properly with
> Wayland have their severity inflated such that they are autoremoved (and
> thus potentially removed entirely from Buster), a decision that — in
> isolation — makes sense to me; although Synaptic is quite a high profile
> package within Debian for this to happen.
>
> I think the default should be reconsidered.
>
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