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  • KDE Frameworks 6 & Qt6'ed Gear Apps Will Release Alongside Plasma 6.0 In February

    Phoronix: KDE Frameworks 6 & Qt6'ed Gear Apps Will Release Alongside Plasma 6.0 In February

    Going along with KDE Plasma 6.0 releasing in early February will also be the Qt6-based KDE Gear applications and KDE Frameworks 6 happening in-sync...

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  • #2
    Odd to see that this patch isn't already merged for KDE 6, given the shift to Wayland.

    The KDE Plasma experience with Wayland has reached a level of maturity where it makes sense to switch it to the default session. This merge request...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dylanmtaylor View Post
      Odd to see that this patch isn't already merged for KDE 6, given the shift to Wayland.
      The truth is that Wayland is great but is not ready yet, Xorg is old but stable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dylanmtaylor View Post
        Odd to see that this patch isn't already merged for KDE 6, given the shift to Wayland.

        https://invent.kde.org/plasma/plasma...requests/2188/
        The MR probably needs some cleanup, there's a shit ton of changes comparing to master for some reason.

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        • #5
          > KDE Frameworks 6 & Qt6'ed Gear Apps Will Release Alongside Plasma 6.0 In February

          This is still up for discussion.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chromer View Post

            The truth is that Wayland is great but is not ready yet, Xorg is old but stable.
            It's rather the opposite. Wayland is ready. But it is a big change after many years. That's how long it takes for the others to prepare as well. Are you confusing Wayland with the DE side protocol implementation?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rovano View Post
              It's rather the opposite. Wayland is ready. But it is a big change after many years. That's how long it takes for the others to prepare as well. Are you confusing Wayland with the DE side protocol implementation?
              When we talk about readiness of something like wayland, it's not just wayland itself, it's everything we use daily , from complex softwares like Chrome/Chromium to every other feature that is based on protocol.

              Chrome/Chromium has lots of lack in wayland : No Vulkan, No Video Acceleration, many issues to address
              (And All of important electron-based apps like: Teams, Skype, Slack, Discord etc)

              I'm aware of presence of xwayland.

              I did so many tests with the apps i'm using daily driver, many bugs found under wayland session which need to be addressed.

              Currently i stick to xorg until a mature Wayland session.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chromer View Post

                When we talk about readiness of something like wayland, it's not just wayland itself, it's everything we use daily , from complex softwares like Chrome/Chromium to every other feature that is based on protocol.

                Chrome/Chromium has lots of lack in wayland : No Vulkan, No Video Acceleration, many issues to address
                (And All of important electron-based apps like: Teams, Skype, Slack, Discord etc)

                I'm aware of presence of xwayland.

                I did so many tests with the apps i'm using daily driver, many bugs found under wayland session which need to be addressed.

                Currently i stick to xorg until a mature Wayland session.
                Clearly. So it's best to take a look. I personally don't have much experience with it, but I tried it with GNOME, Firefox and games and movies. My current DE does not support Wayland. Yet.‚Äč

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rovano View Post

                  It's rather the opposite. Wayland is ready. But it is a big change after many years. That's how long it takes for the others to prepare as well. Are you confusing Wayland with the DE side protocol implementation?
                  Strictly speaking, Wayland is just a protocol, a specification. It has about zero value without proper implementations. Because it chose to be so radical, it can't get away with one implementation, like X, it needs everyone to rewrite their compositors pretty much from scratch. It's over 10 years in the making and it's still debatable whether switching is a net gain. I will probably give it another try when KDE6 releases, but I'm not holding my breath. If it works, I'll consider that a nice surprise. If it doesn't, more of the same.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bug77 View Post

                    Strictly speaking, Wayland is just a protocol, a specification. It has about zero value without proper implementations. Because it chose to be so radical, it can't get away with one implementation, like X, it needs everyone to rewrite their compositors pretty much from scratch. It's over 10 years in the making and it's still debatable whether switching is a net gain. I will probably give it another try when KDE6 releases, but I'm not holding my breath. If it works, I'll consider that a nice surprise. If it doesn't, more of the same.
                    GNOME has been working with Wayland for years. I wouldn't worry about KDE.

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