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Re: Bug#927667: gnome: please confirm or revert choice of Wayland for default desktop

On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 at 17:33:55 +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> So far as I am aware there is still radio silence from active GNOME
> packaging team members regarding this issue. No comment yet on the
> patch I adapted, positive or negative; this bug (#927667) remains
> at an RC severity.

(Adding debian-gtk-gnome, debian-desktop and some people who might have
useful input to Cc)

In case anyone else in the GNOME team has got the wrong idea from my
involvement in #927667: I don't think I am the right person to make a
decision on this. So if GNOME team members are waiting for me to either
make an upload changing the default back to X11, or veto such an upload:
don't wait for that, it is unlikely to happen (unless the team cannot
make a decision and punts this to the technical committee, but I hope
we don't have to resort to that).

I would very much appreciate input from the rest of the team, particularly:

- Laurent: I know you've had strong opinions about using Wayland for GNOME.
  Do you feel strongly that Debian should be defaulting to Wayland? Are
  there any reasons for that default that are missing from my attempt to
  summarize earlier on the bug?
- Ubuntu GNOME team: which recent Ubuntu versions, if any, are using
  Wayland for their GNOME-based desktop?

I've left some comments on
https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/gdm/merge_requests/8 regarding the
technical side of the proposed change.


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