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  • More Improvements Come To KDE Plasma Wayland, KF6 Development Enters Next Phase

    Phoronix: More Improvements Come To KDE Plasma Wayland, KF6 Development Enters Next Phase

    KDE developers have had a busy start to 2023 with preparing Plasma 5.27 for release as the final feature version in the Plasma 5 series. Work on Plasma 6.0 and KDE Frameworks 6 continues heating up...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/KDE-KF6-Next-Phase

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    Have they managed to fix the losing widget/screen layout ect at completely random times yet ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pete910 View Post
      Have they managed to fix the losing widget/screen layout ect at completely random times yet ?
      I believe that is marked as fixed in the bug tracker and will be part of 5.27. The handling of multiple monitors, which caused this bug, has seen a rewrite.

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      • #4
        KDE changed my life. It made me switch to macOS.

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        • #5
          I hope hey could bring some major features for Plasma 6, something like a Vulkan renderer, HDR support, Bublewrap, Firejail integration, etc.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            I hope hey could bring some major features for Plasma 6, something like a Vulkan renderer, HDR support, Bublewrap, Firejail integration, etc.
            HDR support is missing in Wayland (and X), it can't be implemented in Kwin alone, sadly

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steffo View Post
              KDE changed my life. It made me switch to macOS.
              Given a choice between macOS and Windows, I'd still take Windows. That feeling of assurance that any random hardware bought off-the-shelf will definitely have Windows drivers, and that software applications written during the days of Windows 2000 or Windows XP will still continue to run in Windows 11 unmodified is a huge deal. Try running a GTK1 application in a modern distribution today in 2023 and see how much pain it entails.

              And also because for some strange reason, Chinese developers still seem to be slavishly developing their software and development for Windows as a tier-1 platform, macOS as a tier-2 platform and Linux as a tier-bottom-of-the-bottom platform even though they are fully aware that the US has weaponised software against them. Damn, HarmonyOS's developer environment and SDK is almost entirely Windows-exclusive. What the hell, Huawei?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sonadow View Post

                Given a choice between macOS and Windows, I'd still take Windows. That feeling of assurance that any random hardware bought off-the-shelf will definitely have Windows drivers, and that software applications written during the days of Windows 2000 or Windows XP will still continue to run in Windows 11 unmodified is a huge deal. Try running a GTK1 application in a modern distribution today in 2023 and see how much pain it entails.
                I understand, but I like the hardware quality of my MacBook Air (even Linus Torvalds is using it) and the quality of the OS and apps. Using 20 years old applications, is not really high priority for me.

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                • #9

                  - KWin now tries harder to force the smoothest animations by default. This also improves the Intel integrated graphics performance under Plasma Wayland.‚Äč
                  AFAIK it just defaults to highest latency, since performance under Wayland are not on par with Xorg, at least on some igps:
                  https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=452119
                  Is there more?

                  I also wait to switch to wayland, i can't stand the mouse cursor to lag when the compositor can't keep up with the rendering... under Xorg we have hardware cursors working at least.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                    Try running a GTK1 application in a modern distribution today in 2023 and see how much pain it entails.
                    GTK1, yes, but Qt1 shouldn't be an issue as there are not many breaking changes between Qt1 and Qt5 at least.

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