It has been a while since I last wrote about the GNOME Wayland port; time for another status update of GNOME 3.14 on Wayland.
So, what have we achieved this cycle ?
- Keyboard layouts are supported
- Drag-and-Drop works (with limitations)
- Touch is supported
The list of applications that work ‘natively’ (ie with the GTK+ Wayland backend) is looking pretty good, too. The main straggler here is totem, where we are debugging some issues with the use of subsurfaces in clutter-gtk.
We are homing in on ‘day-to-day usable’. I would love to say the Wayland session is “rock-solid”, but I just spent an hour trying to track track down an ugly memory leak that ended my session rather quickly. So, we are not quite there yet, and more work is needed.
If you are interested in helping us complete the port and take advantage of Wayland going forward, there is an opening in the desktop team at Red Hat for a Wayland developer.
Update: After a bit of collective head-scratching, Jasper fixed the memory leak here.