Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

Oliver Ries oliver.ries at canonical.com
Thu Jun 27 16:22:26 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 27 June 2013 11:51, Oliver Ries <oliver.ries at canonical.com> wrote:
> Replying off-list
> >> I think Rebecca Black OS has you beat there. Unless you don't think
> >> Rebecca Black is mainstream enough...
> >
> > I did some research and apparently missed that, no offense intended
> Well the distro was tongue-in-cheek. ;)
> >> There's a chance that Fedora 20 would be released with Wayland by
> >> default before 14.04 LTS
> >
> > imho there is a difference between a chance of doing it and putting out a
> > roadmap and committing to do it, but I might be nitpicking ;)
> Right, Fedora hasn't really done roadmaps for Fedora 20 yet since
> Fedora 19 hasn't yet been released.
> GNOME though has a roadmap: initial support this fall, full support
> next spring. It comes down to how well GNOME 3.10 on Wayland works
> because I don't think Fedora is afraid to beta-test new shiny. Fedora
> does have one shortcut...they don't have to worry about support for
> proprietary graphics drivers since those have never been officially
> supported anyway.
> It sounds like KDE will be ready for Wayland at the same time.

I still think there is a difference between an upstream project being ready
and a Linux distribution being ready/willing to consume that upstream.

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