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  • Version: 0.0.2_20130528
  • Release Date: 28 May 2013

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This is the first version using OSTree.

Qt support for Wayland made some progress recently but it still not complete.

The QtCompositor API is not in a usable stable now, it will probably get more love during the Qt 5.2 development cycle. This is why the Hawaii desktop environment is running on Weston instead of Green Island, our QtQuick-based Wayland compositor.

Maui pre-alpha 2 live image starts the Hawaii desktop environment automatically and it should work on all GPUs supported by open source drivers such as:

  • Intel: i915 or newer cards
  • AMD/ATI: using the open source driver except for cards supported by radeonsi
  • NVIDIA: cards supported by the nouveau open source driver
  • VMware

QEMU and VirtualBox are not currently supported due to lack of drivers.

If you try the ISO image on VMware, please enable 3D acceleration.

To do so edit select the virtual machine, click on the VM → Settings menu item, now in the Hardware tab select Display and check Accelerate 3d graphics.

Press CTRL-ALT-Backspace to quit the graphical environment, this will get you to the login prompt. You can login as root (no password required).

If you need to start Hawaii again just type:

systemctl start hawaii

Weston and Hawaii logs are saved to the /var/log/hawaii.log file.

The following applications are included:

  • QupZilla (Web browser)
  • Communi (IRC client)

XWayland is also included.

Known issues

  • EFI is not currently supported.
  • Qt drop down and popup menus behavior is not currect, such windows behave like top level windows.
  • Qt applications still open when the compositor is closed will hang, you'll have to manually kill the process.
  • Videos don't work, GStreamer 1.0 has wayland video sink but QtMultimedia supports GStreamer 0.10 only.
  • AppChooser might duplicate some entries.
  • Launcher support for tasks is not complete, clicking on an icon won't start the application the second time because it thinks it's still running.