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  • LXQt 1.2 Released With Preliminary Wayland Session Support

    Phoronix: LXQt 1.2 Released With Preliminary Wayland Session Support

    LXQt 1.2 is out this morning as the newest feature update to this lightweight, open-source desktop environment that currently targets the Qt 5.15 LTS toolkit...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/LXQt-1.2-Released

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    Does it use kwin, something else, or did they roll their own compositor?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by petete View Post
      Does it use kwin, something else, or did they roll their own compositor?
      Sounds to me as they have tested the Modules under other Wayland compositors and fixed Problems. Guess they have not chosen what compositor they want to use https://github.com/lxqt/lxqt/issues/10

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      • #4
        So, 14 years after Wayland was penned (10 years for Weston), we should soon have a third DE for it? Amazing speed! Much progress!

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        • #5
          The PR that is mentioned in the release notes is here:
          It does sound like the OP has a working setup with lxqt-session+wayland, but no details are given in the PR.
          This sounds more like "one step towards wayland support in one component" and less like "lxqt now supports wayland (preliminary)".

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          • #6
            The PR that is mentioned in the release notes is here:
            It does sound like the OP has a working setup with lxqt-session+wayland, but no details are given in the PR.
            This sounds more like "one step towards wayland support in one component" and less like "lxqt now supports wayland (preliminary)".
            (reposted because the link was lost)
            Some parts of lxqt-session must be run under X11 platform. A simple check has been added to avoid those parts under Wayland server.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by petete View Post
              Does it use kwin, something else, or did they roll their own compositor?
              I guess they don't have enough manpower to write their own compositor from scratch. They probably will be relying on KWin or wlroots based compositors. I played with WayFire some time and it seems it's pretty solid compositor with relatively low hardware requirements. I don't know how well it can work for full desktop but if it can then it would be a solid choice.
              Last edited by dragon321; 05 November 2022, 08:59 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by birdie View Post
                So, 14 years after Wayland was penned (10 years for Weston), we should soon have a third DE for it? Amazing speed! Much progress!
                There is Sway too, although not a full blown DE. Still, this comment of yours, like most others, is just pure FUD. Every single large software project takes years after its specifications are "penned" in order to materialize, you just never see the final result until it is ready especially in closed source software. Windows 11 weren't "penned" a year ago, you know.... Wayland, being such a large and critical component of the Linux Desktop, was fast enough.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
                  There is Sway too, although not a full blown DE. Still, this comment of yours, like most others, is just pure FUD. Every single large software project takes years after its specifications are "penned" in order to materialize, you just never see the final result until it is ready especially in closed source software. Windows 11 weren't "penned" a year ago, you know.... Wayland, being such a large and critical component of the Linux Desktop, was fast enough.
                  "Large"?

                  That shit is more stripped of features than an old 1 button Apple mouse.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                    "Large"?

                    That shit is more stripped of features than an old 1 button Apple mouse.
                    Yeah, "large" is not the correct way to call it when even the most elementary protocols take literal years to get merged.

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