[SailfishDevel] [WIP] Wayland Nemo VM Image (and new Nemo UI)

Tone Kastlunger users.giulietta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 18:34:26 UTC 2013

I think that should be the preferred option, or risk of incompatibilities
will rise.

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Dmitry <energycsdx at gmail.com> wrote:

> As i understand Sailfish OS in based on Mer, difference is very small ~10
> rpm packages.
> Why we can`t just use same packages that will be in Sailfish Emulator of
> Beta SDK?
> On 18 July 2013 19:03, Andrea Bernabei <and.bernabei at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello guys :)
>> We all know Sailfish has moved to Wayland and will use Wayland by default
>> in its first phone :)
>> The time has come for us to start moving Nemo to Wayland as well!
>> This will give us the opportunity to use the same middleware Jolla is
>> currently using, and it's our chance to switch to Qt5 and be as connected
>> to Sailfish OS development as possible!
>> For the N9/N950 users: if you want to have the chance of seeing Sailfish
>> OS on your phone, please note that THIS is the way to go! No Wayland on
>> Nemo, no chance of having Sailfish on your phone! ;) Just to make things
>> clear :D
>> So...what's the plan?
>> Yesterday I started working on making a Nemo VM i486 image which is as
>> Qt4-free as possible, and uses Wayland by default.
>> You can see the current status of this transition to Wayland here
>> https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Wayland_Nemo_VM_Image
>> Stskeeps suggested starting from the VM as it has a stable hardware
>> adaptation, we can do Wayland images for the other platforms later on
>> (n9/n950 anyone? :D)
>> Also, this whole Wayland/Qt5 thing is needed before we start implementing
>> stuff for the new Nemo UI (which is Glacier UI, at the moment), as it
>> wouldn't make sense to implement stuff in Qt4/X11 now and then port
>> everything to Qt5/Wayland shortly after that, right? :D
>> After fixing all the needed bits on the wiki page (i.e. look for all the
>> Qt4 and Qt4-dependent packages we can get rid of, and write down which of
>> those can be replaced with their Qt5 ports) we have to change stuff in
>> Nemo's boot process (which is using systemd) so that the new qt5 services
>> are used, and the Wayland compositor is run at startup, instead of the
>> current X11 compositor.
>> I know little about systemd at the moment, I'll start researching as I'm
>> done with the packages stuff...If you can help with systemd or can boost my
>> systemd knowledge, please contact me! :)
>> People from Jolla are already helping me, but they're often busy with
>> other stuff, and I can't waste too much of their time on this, I want them
>> to focus on Sailfish :D
>> So please bookmark the page I created, and if you want to help please
>> come talk to me at #nemomobile on IRC :)
>> This is all,
>> have a nice evening people!
>> faenil
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