1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

KDE On Wayland For KDE SC 4.8, 4.9?

KDE

Published on 23 November 2011 08:27 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
10 Comments

Yesterday in Darmstadt, Germany I met up with Martin Gräßlin, the developer known for leading KDE's KWin compositing window manager advancements, and a few other Linux developers. A few words about KDE on Wayland were said.

Back at the 2011 Berlin Desktop Summit plans were expressed by Martin Gräßlin to have the first phase of KDE's KWin on the Wayland Display Server by the KDE SC 4.8 release in January. Work to bring KDE up directly on top of Wayland would then be set for the summer 2012 release of KDE SC 4.9. There were also other KDE-Wayland related statements too (read: KDE draws up plans for Wayland in 2012). At the Darmstadt Ratskeller I followed up with Martin about the Wayland enablement.

While there is some code in place in separate KDE branches for KWin, for KDE SC 4.8 there won't be the first bits of Wayland support. Martin also doesn't know whether he will merge this code for KDE SC 4.9. Right now Martin's waiting on either an official release of Wayland or for a major Linux distribution to ship Wayland packages that are usable. Until then, the work is effectively idling out of the mainline tree.

Canonical has expressed interest in a Wayland preview for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but there's no signs yet of committing to any actual Wayland engineering support. The packages they have provided of Wayland in recent Ubuntu Linux releases have been outdated, largely useless, and just bundled with a couple basic Wayland demos when Wayland is running within an X.Org Server.

There is the Wayland Engineering Team at Intel, but with Tizen replacing MeeGo and that not being off to a great start, they likely won't be shipping a Wayland Display Server immediately.

KDE On Wayland For KDE SC 4.8, 4.9? KDE On Wayland For KDE SC 4.8, 4.9?


At least by the time there is Wayland mainline support in KDE/KWin, hopefully Qt 5.0 will be out there with its proper Wayland support too.

Other recent (non-KDE) Wayland news to mention is the Wayland screensaver interface and the Enlightenment E17 upbringing under Wayland. Wayland will also be a topic at FOSDEM 2012 in February for those joining us in Brussels.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks
  2. Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team
  3. Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone
  4. Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator
  5. Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release
  6. Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver
  7. Intel Is Getting Very Close To OpenGL 4.0/4.1/4.2 Mesa Support
  8. Valve Is Still Hiring For SteamOS, Linux Work
  9. Users Warned About Possible Regressions With DRI3
  10. GNOME Shell Gets Wayland HiDPI Fonts, Mutter Gets Touch Gestures
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. how the US intellegentia operates:
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Radeon related kernel bug??
  4. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  5. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  6. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  7. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2
  8. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right