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#1 2018-09-03 02:12:08

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BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

The developer team have been discussing the eventual demise of X and move to Wayland, and have decided that for the upcoming BunsenLabs "Lithium" release the best path will be to continue using the current X+openbox+compton for our desktop.

Debian can be expected to support this framework for some time to come, certainly for the lifetime of the "Buster" release, on which "Lithium" will be based.

Meanwhile, we will continue to explore the possibilities for future BunsenLabs desktops. Please watch the "Development & Suggestions" forum section for further updates.


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#2 2018-09-03 02:26:11

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

At some point why not provide some test Wayland builds so adventurous users can test-drive Wayland.


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#3 2018-09-03 03:13:59

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

^Good idea.

Of course, feedback from users, either after or even before we put out any BL builds, will be very useful. smile


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#4 2018-09-03 03:18:45

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

johnraff wrote:

^Good idea.

Of course, feedback from users, either after or even before we put out any BL builds, will be very useful. smile

True, even with Wayland still quite rough around the edges and not really ready for prime time test builds can be useful in finding bugs and be helpful in generating bug reports to the Wayland developers as well as providing info to the BL team.

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#5 2018-09-03 06:55:52

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Any real-world benchmarks where wayland is significantly faster that X stuff?

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#6 2018-09-03 11:16:59

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

brontosaurusrex wrote:

Any real-world benchmarks where wayland is significantly faster that X stuff?

Wayland vs X11 on ARM Mali GPU

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#7 2018-09-03 20:09:14

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

zumbi wrote:
brontosaurusrex wrote:

Any real-world benchmarks where wayland is significantly faster that X stuff?

Wayland vs X11 on ARM Mali GPU

THis is mostly because the closed-source drivers for this kind of GPUs are optimized for EGL, isn't it?

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#8 2018-09-04 05:45:41

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

johnraff wrote:

Debian can be expected to support this framework for some time to come, certainly for the lifetime of the "Buster" release, on which "Lithium" will be based.

this is the crucial point imo.
does this also mean that debian buster will default to Xorg?

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#9 2018-09-04 06:41:14

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

^Debian does not default to any window managing system - that's up to the individual desktops to decide. I'm pretty sure that XFCE, for example, won't be moving to Wayland all that soon, but Gnome already has, and KDE following (according to a quick bit of websearching).


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#10 2018-09-04 19:45:54

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Can confirm that GNOME on sid/testing defaults to Wayland and is surprisingly smooth, but not quite there still depending on hardware (my impression of it, at least). KDE Plasma 5.13 on sid/testing doesn't even have a Wayland session available from the login options, so maybe they'll hold off on full-Wayland a while longer.

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#11 2018-09-05 00:31:15

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

johnraff wrote:

Debian does not default to any window managing system - that's up to the individual desktops to decide.

What I was forgetting here is that Debian by default does install a desktop. Whether they've yet chosen one for Buster or not I don't know, but if they choose Gnome it might well mean Wayland.


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#12 2018-09-05 06:26:04

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

johnraff wrote:

^Debian does not default to any window managing system - that's up to the individual desktops to decide. I'm pretty sure that XFCE, for example, won't be moving to Wayland all that soon, but Gnome already has, and KDE following (according to a quick bit of websearching).

so the DE decides whether it uses Xorg or Wayland, and debian (already, fully) supports both options?

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#13 2018-09-05 08:26:56

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Debian supports X, of course, and Wayland to whatever extent the Wayland developers and maintainers have reached. But if Debian chose a Wayland-dependent desktop by default it would indicate some confidence I suppose.


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#14 2018-09-05 21:44:36

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

September, last year, though it could change back before the release...
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= … ME-Wayland

Note that the change-log link in the article is dead, so no info there.

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#15 2018-09-05 23:22:58

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Relieved. I'm not ready or willing to lose pekwm.

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#16 2018-09-05 23:58:13

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Well, that's it in a nutshell. The old Box WMs haven't been ported, and Wayland is a bit premature (older hardware!). Let's stay with X and see what happens 3 years from now.

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#17 2018-09-06 01:37:49

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Gnome looks like being the only DE to use Wayland in Buster.

Anyway, Debian's "default desktop" only means which one the Debian Installer chooses. In the netinstall case, it's just the top choice in the list of DEs that appears. Do all that many people install the default Debian desktop anyway? I tend to think not.

So "default in Debian" really means very little in this case.
Reddit of a year ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comment … s_default/

I think X will continue to be well supported as long as there is a significant number of apps and users that want it. (This is Big D's advantage over the "bleeding edge" distros.) For Buster certainly, Bullseye and after that too IMO.

For BunsenLabs it won't be a question of being forced to move to Wayland, but when we feel it's the right time. smile


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#18 2018-09-06 08:56:39

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Re: BunsenLabs Lithium will stay with X

Sounds like honey to my tongue. Thanks for info.

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