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

KWin 5 Is Now "Stable" With Good Functionality

KDE

Published on 13 November 2013 10:58 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
12 Comments

The KDE KWin maintainer, Martin Gräßlin, has announced today that the KWin 5 code is in good shape, he's using it for day-to-day use, and will now begin accepting bug reports on the window manager that supports Qt5.

The KWin 5 window manager for ushering in the next-generation KDE Workspaces 2 desktop and KDE Frameworks 5 with Qt5, is now in good shape. Martin says it has now "reached a quality level where I think it makes sense to start reporting bugs", he's using this window manager for day-to-day use, and the stability is quite good after fixing the last annoying crash today. With that said, he's now ready to accept KWin 4.90.1 bug reports for those trying out the KWin 5 on Qt5 window manager on their desktop. This work has come along nicely as in September KWin 5 just entered a usable state.

Martin encourages readers of his new blog post to try out the new window manager. "Grab the latest daily build packages for your distro and enjoy the power of a Qt 5 based window manager."

For those interested, one of the easiest ways to try out KWin 5 along with all of the other newest KDE goodies in their nightly development state is through Kubuntu's Project Neon.

Meanwhile, KDE's Plasma 2 has become somewhat usable since earlier this month and they hope for a development release in December for KDE Frameworks 5, a preview of Workspaces 2 in Q1, and all of this new KDE code to be officially released later in 2014.

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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell
  2. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  3. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  4. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
  5. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
  6. Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing
  2. Coreboot Now Supports Another Dual-Socket AMD Motherboard
  3. Atomic Mode-Setting/Display Support Progresses In Linux 3.20
  4. NVIDIA 340.76 Brings Three Stable Fixes
  5. Intel Broadwell-U P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq Scaling Linux Performance
  6. DragonFlyBSD Is Almost To Linux 3.10 Era Intel Graphics Support
  7. New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance
  8. NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Supports Atomic Mode-Setting In Linux 3.20
  9. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  10. Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  2. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  3. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  4. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  5. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support
  6. Interstellar Marines On Linux With Catalyst: Bull S*#@
  7. Faster VP9 Decoding Is On The Horizon
  8. Radeon DRM Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel