Ubuntu goes to be attempting to modify over to utilizing Wayland by default for the present Ubuntu 21.04 cycle to permit enough time for widespread testing and analysis forward of subsequent 12 months’s Ubuntu 22.04 LTS launch.
Canonical engineer Sebastien Bacher introduced as we speak they are going to be attempting once more for Ubuntu 21.04 to allow Wayland by default, 4 years after they initially tried however reverted again to utilizing GNOME on X.Org for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and since that time. Ubuntu with GNOME Shell on Wayland has been out there as a non-default selection however the hope is now in 2021 they’re able to comfortably swap to Wayland.
I attempt to use Wayland wherever attainable, for the reason that efficiency features and battery life enhancements are simply too good to disregard. There’s nonetheless two main blockers, although – first, NVIDIA assist is problematic, at finest, so my essential pc will stay on X till NVIDIA will get its act collectively.
Second, my desktop surroundings of selection, Cinnamon, doesn’t assist Wayland and has no assist coming within the pipeline, which is de facto disappointing. GNOME could be made usable with intensive use of extensions, and I’m significantly contemplating switching to it as soon as the NVIDIA state of affairs is sorted. My laptop computer already runs GNOME for this very motive.