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What Would Be A Win For KWin In KDE

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Published on 01 May 2011 01:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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Martin Gräßlin, the lead developer of the KWin compositing window manager in KDE, has just wrote about improvements he would like to see made to this critical free software project for the Linux desktop.

Martin's future vision includes a stable KWin-Effects ABI, move the effects out of KWin itself, define the workspace helper effects, a better effects configuration module, JavaScript bindings for effects, a unit test framework, a standalone build of the compositor, and an IDE for the effects.

Continue reading about these future KWin items on Martin's blog.

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