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  • KWinFT Continues Working On WLROOTS Render, Library Split

    Phoronix: KWinFT Continues Working On WLROOTS Render, Library Split

    KWinFT as a fork of KDE's KWin X11/Wayland compositor code continues making progress on driving fundamental display improvements and ironing out the Wayland support...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...OOTS-Continues

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    Guys like Roman Gilg are the type of people that goes in-line with the philosophy of open source, in my opinion. This person takes his ambition and own time to build a starter pack for those that wanted to bring their own solutions. And all that in a structured manner, obviously he is not doing it alone (thus enforcing the principle of open source).
    I said it before, but yeah. Good luck on the endeavor because I sure will root for ya (and everyone involved).

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    • #3
      Hopefully they succeed at getting wlroots in because I believe that will unlock display gamma and similar controls so I can then use Wayland. (I won't use it without monitor display controls, my monitor has very little OSD options)

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      • #4
        I like the idea of separating the code into libraries. It's promising as a compositor framework that can be used to build more desktops and maybe speed up the adoption. Nice!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sethox View Post
          Guys like Roman Gilg are the type of people that goes in-line with the philosophy of open source, in my opinion. This person takes his ambition and own time to build a starter pack for those that wanted to bring their own solutions. And all that in a structured manner, obviously he is not doing it alone (thus enforcing the principle of open source).
          I said it before, but yeah. Good luck on the endeavor because I sure will root for ya (and everyone involved).
          Cannot agree more, I really commend the efforts that Roman is doing with KWinFT. I am using KWInFT and while its mainly with Xorg/X11 I switch every release to Wayland to see the progress, I think that with a bit more work it will deliver a very polished experience and more importantly be much easier to maintain.

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          • #6
            I really like Roman's work, too. Just beware with the latest wlroots-git, I saw massive problems: https://github.com/swaywm/wlroots/issues/3185

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ms178 View Post
              I really like Roman's work, too. Just beware with the latest wlroots-git, I saw massive problems: https://github.com/swaywm/wlroots/issues/3185
              Thanks for the heads up, this is one of the (out of many) reasons why I haven't defaulted to Wayland yet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post

                Thanks for the heads up, this is one of the (out of many) reasons why I haven't defaulted to Wayland yet.
                It showed up while being on X11 though.

                But if the devs fix this problem and no other show-stoppers appear on the horizon, I can highly recommend to try it out.

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                • #9
                  Got curious and installed it, seems to just work, possibly more responsive/smoother than the original KWin although I can't be sure if it's just placebo or something (there's just something that tells me it is, even if I wasn't actually expecting to notice any difference).

                  drop-in replacement indeed.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ms178 View Post

                    It showed up while being on X11 though.

                    But if the devs fix this problem and no other show-stoppers appear on the horizon, I can highly recommend to try it out.
                    Uh you sure? Its a wlroots issue and the github issue is talking about wayland?

                    I am running KWinFT right now and experience no such issues.

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