Am 08.02.2013 01:23, schrieb Sébastien Luttringer:
Wayland is now in version 1.0.4. I plan to move it to community to offer a first support of the wayland protocol into Archlinux. This will allow toolkit packages to smoothly enable wayland support when maintainers wants and let users try this next-to-systemd-troll.
After Wayland I would add the demo compositor Weston to our community repositories. To do this we needs to:
- enable wayland support into mesa ;
- enable wayland support into cairo.
If the both maintainers agreed to add support, we need to find a gentle developper which can move wayland to extra.
I appreciate your effort and have no objection against adding Wayland.
However, to limit people's enthusiasm about this, I just want to remark that having Wayland installed now is not incredibly useful: Weston is AFAIK the only compositor available at this time, and it is, as you mention, a demo (there was talk of some tiling WM being ported to Wayland, I forgot the name). Also you'll use XWayland most of the time.
When Qt5 gets released and Qt4 applications are ported (which will likely happen for all Qt4 applications), there'll be at least many applications that can use Wayland natively. When KDE is ported to Qt5, we'll also get kwin as a more feature-rich Wayland compositor.
I didn't read about the GTK situation yet, but I guess GTK3 has Wayland support already.