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  • XFree KWin: Ridding KDE's Wayland Compositor Of X11 Dependencies

    Phoronix: XFree KWin: Ridding KDE's Wayland Compositor Of X11 Dependencies

    Martin Flöser (nee Gräßlin) has announced the "XFree KWin" project. This isn't to be confused with XFree86 but rather is about ridding KWin optionally of X11/X.Org dependencies...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-KWin-Project

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    Great! Now let's get rid of the XWayland and X11 dependencies in both KDE and GNOME apps. Then we'll have slim, mean, fast apps running directly on Wayland without being bogged down by the slow Xwayland middle man.

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    • #3
      Sounds like this approach can solve some of the instability issues. Allowing Kwin to reload e.g. XWayland will hopefully reduce system freezes and make Plasma on Wayland as stable as on X11.

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      • #4
        Congratulations, mgraesslin :- )

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        • #5
          Martin Flöser (nee Gräßlin)
          I did not even realize that this is the same person.......

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          • #6
            Progress

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            • #7
              Once the desktop environments are free of needing X, maybe we'll start seeing all of the new Linux games being made for Wayland-only environments, too.

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              • #8
                So...no one else finds the name XFree interesting?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hussam View Post
                  So...no one else finds the name XFree interesting?
                  Free (as in beer and as in freedom) pr0n? :P

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                  • #10
                    Née Gräßlin?
                    Née is female. Should be Né.
                    And that means it changed surname after marriage?!?
                    Netrunner Linux - Rolling Release ; Nexus 5 ROM Chroma 5.1 ; NAS 6TB on FreeNAS

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