systemd session for gnome-shell with Wayland backend

Bug #1431609 reported by Fred on 2015-03-12
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gnome-shell (Debian)
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I would like to request a systemd session of GNOME Shell with the Wayland backend.

It could be part of the 'gnome-session-wayland' package.

Michael Biebl (mbiebl) wrote :

Fred, please don't subscribe random people and spam them with email. Thanks!

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

But you're not random. You've been especially chosen due to your intimate familiarity with systemd which makes you particularly able to accomplish this task.

Fred, instead of repeating Michaels request I'll phrase it differently.

If you appreciate my previous volunteer contributions to Debian and want me to help you with something, please first get a support contract. Subscribing me to your tasks on a proprietary tracking system is not the way to make me motivated to spend my free time on this.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Fred, please do not subscribe people to bugs when they've made it clear that they do not consider this welcome. Launchpad has this facility in much the same way that it's possible to CC people on e-mail, but we won't tolerate it being used for abuse and will suspend accounts if necessary. Please reconsider your stance.

(Andreas, while I generally agree with your position, I would add that the Launchpad code is licensed under the AGPLv3, so is not proprietary in the usual sense of the word in free software.)

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Andreas, Michael, you can use the "unsubscribe" button on the right hand side on this page. (I just did that too)

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Fred, subscribing random people too bugs is not cool, the people who care, see them anyway. Marking invalid since your OP doesnt even make any sense, we have systemd and gnome-shell on wayland in vivid.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Michael, Andreas, Colin, Martin; I am sorry, my intention was not to spam random people, it was to notify the people known to possess the relevant skill set required for this task.

Tim, yes Vivid does have the systemd package and the gnome-shell package, as well as the gnome-session-wayland package.
However to start a Wayland session of GNOME, you either have to run 'gnome-session --session-gnome-wayland' from the command line, or manually start GDM and select GNOME on Wayland as the desire GDM session.
There is no systemd session to start GNOME Shell at boot, and you have to go via a GDM with a X11 backend.
So there is still a hard dependency on X.Org Server.

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