Hello everyone,

Thanks to the work of one of Blender contributors [1], Blender runs on Wayland with upstream patches yet to land mainline [2]. The method was enabling "WITH_GHOST_WAYLAND" parameter along the patch setting "BLENDER_WAYLAND" environment when running a Wayland session.

To see if the installed Blender[3], available on the COPR repository, runs directly on Wayland, from the terminal, simply type "WAYLAND_DEBUG=1 blender".

The side effect resolves an issue related to rendering with Open Shading Language. The long term goal is to make Blender with Wayland support available on the main repository starting from Rawhide and possibly the current release i.e., Fedora 35.

Blender Wayland is available for both Rawhide, Fedora 35 and Fedora 34 for testing.[3]


[1] https://developer.blender.org/T90676
[2] https://developer.blender.org/D11489
[3] https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/luya/blender-egl/build/3032066/

Luya Tshimbalanga
Fedora Design Team
Fedora Design Suite maintainer