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Gvim under Wayland

asked 2016-12-17 19:32:41 -0500

andmalc gravatar image

Vim 8 with GTK3 support was released in September and is available in Fedora 25.

However, when I launch gvim it runs as an XWayland app. How do I get it to run native?

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Are you sure it's even possible to run gvim natively on Wayland? My guess is it isn't, and if it is, you'll probably have to manually compile gvim's source code with a configure option to build with native Wayland support. If the later is the case you'll probably have to ask the upstream Vim developers how to do this at its bug tracker - https://github.com/vim/vim/issues .

Brenton Horne gravatar imageBrenton Horne ( 2016-12-17 21:46:19 -0500 )edit

@Brenton No, I am not sure and was only presuming it would work on account of the GTK3 support. I checked the bug tracker and searched the dev mailing list and only see a few discussions about GTK3 support and nothing about Wayland so it looks like that's not even being planned at this point! I'll turn this into an answer, thanks.

andmalc gravatar imageandmalc ( 2016-12-18 15:54:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-18 15:55:40 -0500

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Answering my own question: a search of the Vim github site and the development mailing list indicates no Wayland support is being planned at this time.

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