Ubuntu 21.04 Will Try To Use Wayland By Default
All over once again Ubuntu developers have decided for upcoming Ubuntu 21.04 release that try to use Wayland by default as default display server.
As I said once again, Ubuntu developers had already tried to use Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 update (remarkably which was,the first version of the system to use the GNOME Shell desktop).
But it was not worked perfectly that time they decided switch back to using GNOME on Xorg in Ubuntu 18.04 release cause that was LTS(long term support) version.
Whereas now all over again Canonical engineer, Ubuntu developer ‘Sebastien Bacher’ announced yesterday that in Ubuntu 21.04 they are comfortably prepared to use Wayland as default display server.
For those who are not aware of Wayland “It is a communication protocol that specifies the communication between a display server and its clients, as well as a C library implementation of that protocol.”
Linux distributions have been using the legacy Xorg display server for decades. Now Ubuntu 21.04 allowing sufficient time, testing, sort out issues and evaluation to upcoming Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release.
Ubuntu also decided to not upgrade GNOME version in Ubuntu 21.04 to keep it simple and LTS reasons.
However Ubuntu is not using latest GNOME 40 they decided to stick on GNOME 3.38 as the default desktop environment for this release.
Users are curious to use Wayland by default in Ubuntu (for non NVIDIA setups) for this release.
Non NVIDIA setups, what? Yes.
NVIDIA users still going to default to Xorg for this release but, Ubuntu assuring to resolve the situation before realese of 22.04 LTS.
Fedora, Debian, openSUSE Tumbleweed, PureOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux etc. these linux distros have been already using wayland as default from years.
Fedora is one of the earliest distros to run
by default for a few years now.
Details were displayed a few days ago on Ubuntu Discourse.