Fedora 25 will arrive in November with the Wayland server by default

Fedora Installation 24

We have recently learned through the notes of Fedora 25 than the next version of Fedora will bring the graphical server Wayland by default, being perhaps the first distribution to use this graphical server in a stable version.

Today all Gnu / Linux distributions use X.org as a graphical server, something that will change with the new generation of graphic servers, but they are slow to arrive. So Ubuntu is preparing its own server called Mir, a server that is not very popular. However, Wayland is a graphical server that many desktops and distributions are working with but not yet in stable versions or by default in them.

The next version of Fedora will be launched next November 15, if there is no delay. This version will bring Wayland by default, something that they already wanted to offer in Fedora 24 but that for calendar reasons they had to reject and offer it as an alternative in repositories. Fedora 25 will bring it by default although it will make use of Xorg in the programs and functions where Wayland does not have support or operation as is currently the case with Nvidia drivers.

Fedora 25's Wayland will use parts of Xorg when it doesn't work

So we can say that the end user will not have a pure Wayland on his machine, although he should not notice the difference between Fedora 25 and Fedora 23, at least in the graphical aspect, since Wayland offers greater security in the operation of the server and not faster. In other words, end users will only perceive greater security in running applications, but nothing new that Xorg does not offer.

This is great news for the advocates of Wayland, since in the end this graphical server has surpassed Mir, the solution proposed by Canonical, at least in terms of reaching the end user. Now it will be necessary to see if it really the Xorg stable is worth swapping out for Wayland or Mir What do you think?


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  1.   Julio Antonio Garcia said

    In the end, what had to happen has happened. Wayland has come out before Mir, and with more support than this.
    I think that at the moment it will not be worth it, if the performance is equal or worse and on top of it it is greener I would not put it in a production machine or crazy. Maybe in a year or two ...

  2.   Rolo said

    I've been reading this news since fedora 20 at least xddd Does ati and nvidia already have their proprietary drivers with Wayland?

  3.   Adrian Ricardo Scalia said

    it is crazy to put a green server on a pc, whatever it is, imagine. I think that's going to be the end of wyland, that's what happened with unity when it was released early.

  4.   Blue skull said

    Whether it is worth it or not there is no question, YES, it is worth it, X11 has a lot of shortcomings.

    In addition, with the HiDPI input, that is, 4K screens become absolutely necessary, since if you have a double monitor, one with 4K and the other conventional, it is impossible to perform different scaling on each monitor, with Wayland however this would not be a limitation.

    Fedora is the distro that I have installed for a few months, and I have to say that I like it very much, since not only are they up to date, but it is also infinitely more stable than other distributions with much more outdated packages (for example Debian testing ).

    For all that I think that if Fedora introduces it, it is because they have definitely found the desired stability and performance, Fedora never fails, and this time it will not be the exception.

    1.    role said

      It seems hard to believe that Fedora is more stable even than Debian testing. Fedora would be like the Red Hat testing version ...

      1.    lorabian said

        Yes, but that does not put in doubt that they care about the final product.

  5.   coco said

    I also agree that fedora is very stable,
    for example I have tried several rolling Kaos, antergos, manjaro and they are all a sea of ​​instability, bugs and crash fedora «korora 24» are far more stable than any of the mentioned ones and they bring very recent software almost like a rolling distro and a lot more modern than opensuse or any derivative of debian in my case it works very very well and I think that for a common user it is the correct option, as for the distros derived from archlinux I think that all they do is make free software look ridiculous with its bunch of bugs and crash only suitable for a suicidal fakir and never for a person who wants to try something other than windows and that is the real reason why I do not like the derivatives of archlinux one bit but I am very afraid that today many curious end up drowned in a sea of ​​instability, bugs and crash.