Initial Wayland support with Diodon 1.7.0

Beside other minor changes Diodon release 1.7.0 adds initial Wayland support. In comparison to X Wayland introduces several security measures. One of them seems that only application with focus are allowed to access clipboard. As you could imagine this causes issues with clipboard managers.

To workaround this Diodon 1.7.0 forces itself to run on a X11 backend – meaning on Wayland it will run in backwards compatibility mode (see XWayland for more information).

This fixes issues of previous Diodon versions not running at all on Wayland. Some limitations remain though like:

  • Instant paste not working on native Wayland apps
  • Not be able to blacklist native Wayland apps

You can either download new release as tarball or install it through the ppa with the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install diodon
# and for all Unity users there is also a scope
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-diodon

Finally, this release should get you up and running with Diodon on Wayland. There might still be other issues – if you find any please report them here.