#1615 Consider Wayland by default for F25

Created 5 months ago by pfrields
Modified 5 months ago by pfrields

re: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/WaylandByDefault
(for last upshot, refer directly to https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/desktop@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/Q7VQDKTZKUU5HTHH6YNSNMISZ4YOQ3H4/ )

Filing this on behalf of the Workstation WG. This feature was proposed for F24, and at the critical decision point, the Workstation WG elected to hold off for one more release to have Wayland more ready for being the default session. F24 was reverted to Xorg, and Rawhide stayed set with Wayland as default. However, the Change was not moved to F25 along with that decision, which was a process failure.

There are still some bugs that are important to solve. However, there is still time to work on them. And the legacy Xorg session option will not be removed, and will be clearly documented how to fallback in cases where users need it, such as a11y users. It is likely there will be additional bugs/issues to solve during F26 development and beyond, but it's unlikely we can get the level of exposure and testing desired without keeping Wayland as the default.

The WG would like FESCo to consider granting an exception that allows the WG to continue on with Wayland as the default, rather than reverting to Xorg as default for the F25 release.

Agreed (+1: 7, -1: 0, +0: 0) in FESCo Meeting 2016-08-19

FESCo agrees to go ahead with Wayland by default provided that release notes and common bugs are clear about how to switch back to X11 if needed.

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