While KDE's KWin has experimental Wayland support in KDE 4.11
, it won't be until about one year from now where the Wayland support for the KDE desktop is fully baked and offered in a release form. The wait should be worth it though with the exciting KDE Plasma Workspaces 2 and KDE Frameworks 5.
Sebastian Kügler wrote a new blog posting this morning about the next Kubuntu graphics stack
. Key information from the posting includes:
- Kubuntu 13.10 will be KDE 4.11 with an X.Org Server as usual. Kubuntu 13.10 will not be going for any XMir support as it doesn't provide them any real advantages.
- The first test packages of KDE Plasma Workspaces 2 should be available before year's end with Qt5 and complete hardware acceleration.
- Kubuntu 14.04 LTS will still be using KDE 4.11 with an X.Org stack.
- For those in early 2014 wishing to experience the next-generation KDE desktop, there is Project Neon, which serves as daily builds of the KDE components rather than having to build everything from Git yourself. Project Neon in early 2014 should feature Wayland compatibility.
- "Summer 2014 will then (hopefully!) see the first stable version of Plasma Workspaces 2, running natively on a Wayland stack. The time until the 14.10 release will be spent further polishing the living bejesus out of that, so as many of our users as possible will be able to use Plasma Workspaces 2 on top of a fully accelerated graphics stack productively."