CFV: New Project: Wakefield
philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Aug 11 13:41:16 UTC 2021
I hereby propose the creation of the Wakefield Project to implement
support in JDK for the Wayland  display server for Linux with Phil
Race as the lead and the Client Libraries Group as the sponsoring Group.
Background and Motivation:
As previously noted in the well received Call for Discussion , the
Linux community has been working on a complete replacement for the
1980's era X11 desktop display server protocol with new protocols and
libraries that support client-side rendering and a compositing desktop
This is now the default desktop server technology on several Linux
distros, including RHEL 8, OL 8, and Ubuntu 21.04, and some day may be
the only display server, with X11 applications supported only via a
compatibility mode, in which certain critical Java SE desktop APIs as
implemented for X11 will not function completely and therefore will not
be TCK compliant.
The Wakefield Project will pursue two goals:
- a short to medium term solution for JDK running on Wayland in X11
- a medium to long term solution for JDK running as a native Wayland
The latter is the main goal but is significantly more work and will take
years to fully complete and deliver, hence the need for the short term
In due course, one or more JEPs will be submitted based on work from
The proposed Project lead, Phil Race is the lead of the Client Libraries
Group  and the Lanai Project  and has worked on the JDK client
technologies for many years.
Proposed Initial committers include
Phil Race (prr)
Alexander Zvegintsev (azvegint)
Alexander Zuev (kizune)
Sergey Bylokhov (serb)
Kevin Rushforth (kcr)
Pankaj Bansal (pbansal)
Alexey Ushakov (avu)
Dmitry Batrak (dbatrak)
Maxim Kartashev maxim.kartashev at jetbrains.com
<mailto:maxim.kartashev at jetbrains.com>
Nikita Gubarkov nikita.gubarkov at jetbrains.com
<mailto:nikita.gubarkov at jetbrains.com>
Mario Torre (neugens)
Roman Kennke (rkennke)
Zdenek Zambersky <zzambers at redhat.com>
A complete list will be provided to the registrar on the successful
conclusion of this CFV.
Votes are due by 5pm PDT on Wednesday August 25th 2021.
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