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  • KDE's KWin Now Considers Its X11 Code To Be Under An "Eternal Feature Freeze"

    Phoronix: KDE's KWin Now Considers Its X11 Code To Be Under An "Eternal Feature Freeze"

    With KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS, the KWin window manager / compositor's X11/X.Org code will now be under an "eternal feature freeze" as development will focus more on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Feature-Freeze

  • #2
    Has the situation with hardware video acceleration under wayland improved recently? Last I checked, it was still a crap shoot, making wayland a non-option for a laptop where you care about battery life, or anything with a weak cpu.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zman0900 View Post
      Has the situation with hardware video acceleration under wayland improved recently? Last I checked, it was still a crap shoot, making wayland a non-option for a laptop where you care about battery life, or anything with a weak cpu.
      In what way was it bad? I use KDE+Wayland+Compositing effects with a Haswell IGP and it has run smooth for me for around a year.

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      • #4
        As our lord Grumpy Cat says:

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        • #5
          LOL Michael. I love that X.org logo

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          • #6
            I don't think there would be any expectations for new KWin X11 feature updates anyway. Luckily I don't miss any (thx to Compton).

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            • #7
              I'm quite happy that this is announced now for Kwin! This will hopefully push Plasma on Wayland forward :-)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                In what way was it bad? I use KDE+Wayland+Compositing effects with a Haswell IGP and it has run smooth for me for around a year.
                I think he meant hardware-accelerated video decoding, since he mentioned battery life.

                VA-API works, IIRC, but not VDPAU (which never will).

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                • #9
                  Unfortunately Plasma on Wayland is still an unusable mess for me
                  Crashes, missing menus, etc..
                  I hope in 5.12 will be in a better shape.
                  ## VGA ##
                  AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                  Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                  • #10
                    Now Firefox and Wine should catch up.

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