The Debian news site has linked to a blog post by Jonathan Dowland in which he talks about Debian 10 "Buster" using GNOME running on Wayland as the default desktop environment. Dowland reports using and appreciating the GNOME and Wayland combination, but points out some troubling bugs and restrictions Wayland presents which suggest GNOME running on the older X.Org session would be a better fit for most users. For instance, Dowland points out it may not be possible to run Debian's Synaptic package manager on the Wayland session. "In a wider context than just the GNOME community, there are still problems to be worked out. This all came to my attention because for a while the popular Synaptic package manager was to be ejected from Debian for not working under Wayland. That bug has now been worked around to prevent removal (although it's still not functional in a Wayland environment). Tilda was also at risk of removal under the same rationale, and there may be more such packages that I am not aware of." A bug report discussing this issue has been filed in Debian's issue tracker.
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