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    Phoronix: Qt 5.7 Is Bringing A New Qt Wayland Compositor API

    With the imminent release of Qt 5.7 expected, this updated tool-kit release will bring a new Qt Wayland Compositor API in tech preview form...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...yland-Comp-API

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    As a complete noob in this topic, will kde use this to support wayland?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gapil301 View Post
      As a complete noob in this topic, will kde use this to support wayland?
      KDE it built on top of Qt, so yes it does leverage features from Qt.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gapil301 View Post
        As a complete noob in this topic, will kde use this to support wayland?
        In a post, KWin developper Martin Graesslin said that a specific wayland compositor was written, to share all the code base of X11 KWin for window decoration, animations, ...
        I don't know if this has change, but i think QtCompositor won't be part of KWin for know.

        His blog post : http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blo...dont-you-just/

        Edit: first post on Phoronix after a few years of reading, yeaaaahhh !!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gapil301 View Post
          As a complete noob in this topic, will kde use this to support wayland?
          No, we don't. We already have a desktop-class compositor (kwin) that we've added Wayland support to. We're also using our own kwayland library (part of Frameworks 5) for this, which is written to somewhat higher engineering standards than QtWayland - it's less buggy and has many, many more unit tests. The QtWayland compositor is likely quite useful for folks building embedded products with Qt-only UI, but on the desktop we have broader feature needs (for example: multiscreen), and we also need to support both X11 and Wayland with equivalent features for the time being. Put another way: Adding Wayland support to kwin is much easier than adding all the features kwin has to the QtWayland compositor, or on top of it. kwin's been doing everything this new compositor does for some time; the Wayland-related stuff we're working on these days is more workspace-focused.

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          • #6
            Damn, I nailed it this time. Not.

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            • #7
              Extraordinary news.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gapil301 View Post
                As a complete noob in this topic, will kde use this to support wayland?
                KDE and Qt already supports Wayland.

                This is an API to write specialized window managers on embedded devices.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by guildem View Post

                  Edit: first post on Phoronix after a few years of reading, yeaaaahhh !!
                  Welcome! what was different, today?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by guildem View Post

                    In a post, KWin developper Martin Graesslin said that a specific wayland compositor was written, to share all the code base of X11 KWin for window decoration, animations, ...
                    I don't know if this has change, but i think QtCompositor won't be part of KWin for know.

                    His blog post : http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blo...dont-you-just/

                    Edit: first post on Phoronix after a few years of reading, yeaaaahhh !!
                    nice first post! keep em coming!

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