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    Phoronix: KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support

    KDE Plasma 5.13 that is due for release in June will have a great number of improvements to its Wayland support for allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to work much better on this alternative to the X.Org Server...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Great-Wayland

  • #2
    What about QT5 wayland?
    https://wiki.qt.io/QtWayland

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    • #3
      Compositing is still dead-slow even on wayland (5.12). Hope that gets fixed eventually. Windows manages to do it fast somehow.

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      • #4
        Had to stop using KDE because of how unfriendly kwin is to nvidia cards, had games unable to detect screen resolution, mouse not obeying designated screen in games, the list kept going on. It wasn't just related to multi-monitor configurations, I even had some games unable to detect 4k with just 1 screen enabled. Tragic!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bitman View Post
          Compositing is still dead-slow even on wayland (5.12). Hope that gets fixed eventually. Windows manages to do it fast somehow.
          Windows isn't using Wayland though.

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          • #6
            Is there a solution in sight for Kwin and Nvidia drivers?

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            • #7
              I don't see a solution happening unless someone writes an entirely new WM for KDE. Kwin is a lost cause IMO.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Up123 View Post
                Is there a solution in sight for Kwin and Nvidia drivers?
                The new API that is supposed to replace GBM, there were talks about that and it is being developed. Timescale is unknown though, probably years.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bitman View Post
                  Compositing is still dead-slow even on wayland (5.12). Hope that gets fixed eventually. Windows manages to do it fast somehow.
                  What hardware are you using and with what drivers? My Haswell-based laptop runs KDE+Wayland very smoothly.
                  I've heard how setting the rendering backend to OpenGL 2.0 (instead of 3.1) can help improve performance.

                  Originally posted by Up123 View Post
                  Is there a solution in sight for Kwin and Nvidia drivers?
                  Nouveau ought to work.

                  Originally posted by theriddick View Post
                  I don't see a solution happening unless someone writes an entirely new WM for KDE. Kwin is a lost cause IMO.
                  Or... Nvidia could just have proper Wayland support, which they don't. Other Wayland-based compositors comply with Nvidia's workarounds, but Nvidia is deliberately negligent of proper support, and the KDE devs don't want to encourage Nvidia's laziness or stubbornness. This may be KDE's problem, but Nvidia is the one who should be fixing this. It's a shame GNOME decided to take the path of least resistance.

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                  • #10
                    Still no Pager

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