The Review of Wayland Progress In 2016: Weston, GNOME, KDE, Enlightenment

The Review of Wayland Progress In 2016 – Part 2: Multimedia, Web, Games, Office, Programming Tools

We live in time of Linux graphic revolution and it’s not a scenario of popular blockbuster. X Window System from the 1980’s with old architecture isn’t good as 10 or 20 years ago. Wayland provides the modern speedy protocol without tons of legacy code and make the Linux desktop better and faster. Time to testing the most popular Linux desktop environment on Wayland. If you have interested working experience with Wayland – I’m will happy to read it in the comments.

Many of peoples think that Wayland has a similar client-server architecture with X Window system. Wayland specifies the communications between a display server (compositor) and clients. Wayland it’s only a protocol and most operation on desktop environment like a move and resize window, virtual workspaces and many others performing by compositor – Weston, KWin (KDE), Mutter (GNOME) etc.

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20 Years of GIMP Evolution: Step by Step

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) – superb open source and free graphics editor. Development began in 1995 as students project of the University of California, Berkeley by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball. In 1997 the project was renamed in “GIMP” and became an official part of GNU Project. During these years the GIMP is one of the best graphics editor and platinum holy wars “GIMP vs Photoshop” – one of the most popular.

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GNOME 3.18 on Wayland 1.9: Complete Test Drive

GNOME – Desktop Environment with the best Wayland support today. Really, I try to run KDE on Wayland – it works, but without word stable. Here is GNOME/GTK+ applications that work native (without XWayland backend) in GNOME Wayland session:

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