Red Hat has formally confirmed what many were thinking: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 will be doing away with X.Org Server support aside from XWayland.

For those making use of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 10 in a desktop setting, RHEL10 due for release in H1’2025 will be Wayland-focused. X11 client support will only come via XWayland.

This does also further solidify the X.Org Server in effect being dead upstream. Red Hat engineers were typically the ones managing new X.Org Server releases as well as carrying on with various bits of development.

  • Possibly linux
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    26 months ago

    Its pretty close and is so much better in terms of stability and reliability

    • @[email protected]
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      36 months ago

      I don’t think so. 15 years of using X11 and not a single stability issue. 10 years hearing about Wayland is coming and 1 year of actually using Wayland and I’ve had to switch compositors two times and rely on xorg as a backup because it’s still not ready after years of pushing it.

      • Possibly linux
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        46 months ago

        Well I suppose we have had different experiences then.

        • @[email protected]
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          16 months ago

          I’ve never experienced such a thing. The only reason I switched to Wayland was because of it’s security improvements. But overall I think that for any regular user it’s a downgrade coming from the robustness of X11.