TechRepublic has published an interview with Will Cooke, the Director of Engineering for Ubuntu Desktop. Cooke was asked about Ubuntu's plans for 32-bit support, the distribution's relationship with the GNOME desktop, and the move to running GNOME on a Wayland session. When asked about when Ubuntu would switch to using Wayland as the default desktop session Cooke indicated it is still a few versions away: "I can tell you it won't be for 20.04. We're too close to the release now. We're only one cycle away from the release. The cycle before the LTS release is a final fit-and-finish. We should be going into that cycle, which starts in October this year, with these decisions already made. So we haven't got time, in six months, to debug and fully test a change to the display server. In order to try and get it in for the next LTS - Ubuntu 22.04 - we will be moving pretty quickly to get Wayland as the default again and shake the rest of the bugs out. So I think we'll see it move in 20.10, and then we'll have to see how that goes, and then we'll make a decision from there." TechRepublic's website as the rest of the interview.
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