OpenGL Changes In KDE's KWin 5 Window Manager
Martin Gräßlin, KDE's Kwin maintainer, has shared some new OpenGL implications due to changes made in the KWin 5 window manager due to relying on Qt5 with Qt Quick 2.
For end-users, the main change with KWin 5 is that there is no longer simultaneous support for both OpenGL and OpenGL ES back-ends for KWin. KWin needs to be compiled against the back-end used by Qt OpenGL and can no longer compile with both GL and GLES support. Thus it's unlikely now to see KWin OpenGL ES on the desktop even though there's the GLES drivers.
For those interested in more OpenGL / Qt Quick 2 changes on KWin 5, read Martin's blog post in full.
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