KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 29 June 2015 at 11:48 PM EDT. 10 Comments
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KDE KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin made a blog post today commemorating the four years that he's been focusing on getting Wayland support up and running natively with the KWin window manager / compositor.

Thanks to the work over the past four years, KWin is now able to run on DRM and use Wayland internally rather than just X11 on Linux. KWin also now properly integrates Wayland windows, etc.

In today's post, Martin talked about the much work that went into bringing KDE onto Wayland, the Qt5 port to Wayland done by other developers, and all of the other work involved.

Four years later, KDE is starting to run on Wayland with the latest Qt5 / KDE Frameworks 5 code. Though it does appear that the latest GNOME experience is further along on Wayland, at least for the time being. Find out all of the details via Martin's blog.
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