“KDE window manager now has suitable Wayland support ‘




he KDE desktop environment now supports all the Wayland window manager. The developers tinkered here for years and on Friday they announced that the implementation is now “properly” and so most of the work is completed.

Developer Martin Grasslin reported Friday that after years of work KWin supports virtually all Wayland. Many see the display server as the successor to X11. Which is known for its outdated architecture which include advanced compositing features are missing.

The KDE developers started in 2011 with the support of Wayland. The latest version of their Unix desktop environment provides all experimental support for the display server. Partly because of the Plasma window manager can KWin, serving a nested XWayland server. This implies that KWin can handle both Wayland- and X11, and therefore, the software stores as a bridge.

Now the work on the Wayland support seems almost complete, has all the appearance that nothing KDE 5.4 release in the way. For now is scheduled for August 20th. At the beginning of that month is displayed, the first test version.


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