Wayland Default Fedora 25, LibreOffice Emoji, Best Servers

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 20, 2016

Red Hat's cutting-edge test bed is moving from Xorg/X11 to Wayland its next release. This is a big step even for a distribution known for adopting early technology. In other news, Akshay Deep has announced Emoji support for LibreOffice and Robin Muilwijk discusses the various Web server choices for Linux deployments.

Paul Frields filed a FESCO ticket on behalf of the Workstation work group requesting the approval to set Wayland the default graphical server replacing legacy X11. It had been proposed for Fedora 24 but postponed to give Wayland more time to mature. FESCO approved the request earlier today with the caveat that users have the documentation to switch back if need be. Fedora is one of the first major/base distributions to make the move to Wayland by default, but if history is any indicator, just about everyone else will follow suite in the next year or so.  Hold on to yer nickers

Robin Muilwijk posted a briefing on the top Web servers available today. He included Apache, of course, as well as a light server, a java, and javascript environment. He finishes up with a few tips. So, if you're looking to build your own Website, check out Muilwijk's opensource.com article for a starting point.

Akshay Deep has been working on bringing Emoji support to LibreOffice for his GSOC project. With the summer winding down, Deep posted his results. He's got it working and a patch is available for those wishing to add that support to their LibreOffice. It works in Writer, Impress and Draw accessible via drop-down menu on the standard bar. "It can be activated by right-clicking on the standard bar and going to Visible Buttons > Emoji Control."

And finally, Neil Rickert posted a guide to "taming KDEwallet." His post is in answer to the many posts on help forums seeking advice. He includes topics such as resetting kwallet without losing data, migrations, incorporating GPG, prompts, WiFi issues, local passwords, and those who wish it'd just leave them alone. So, check that out if you're a KDE user.

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