KDE Plasma 5.12 Pushing For "An Awesome Release On Wayland"

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 11 October 2017 at 02:35 AM EDT. 86 Comments
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While today's release of KDE Plasma 5.11 brings with it many Wayland improvements, KWin maintainer Martin Flöser (né Gräßlin) is proposing to get the Plasma 5.12 support into better shape on Wayland.

Martin is encouraging developers to "let's get Wayland ready!" He is encouraging all KDE developers to begin doing their development from Wayland and to use it as a daily driver.

He commented, "Use it for hacking, gaming, browsing and whatever else you do on your system. But use it! Don't find an excuse for yourself, just use it. If there is a show stopper: fix it or report a bug! If we all just use Wayland and report and fix the bugs we run into I'm sure that 5.12 will be an awesome release on Wayland. So please help to make it happen! If we as devs don't use it we will not switch in five years. We need to push for it, we need to try it. We need to show that we are using it, by for example showing screenshots with the wayland icon instead of the X icon in window captions and similar."

He wrote these words of Wayland encouragement tonight on plasma-devel. Plasma 5.12 is due for release in January 2018 and will be a Long-Term Support (LTS) release for the project, making for nice timing of Wayland improvements.
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