Handling Screen Management With KDE's Plasma Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 6 November 2015 at 08:36 AM EST. 2 Comments
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For KDE users interested in the latest Wayland porting process, one of the big tasks currently being tackled is on Plasma's screen management handling.

KDE's Sebastian Kügler has written a blog post about screen management in Wayland. The lengthy post goes over the good and bad of screen management in the Wayland world and how it's going to be implemented within KDE Plasma's Wayland support.

"One of the bigger things that is in the works in Plasma’s Wayland support is screen management. In most cases, that is reasonably easy, there’s one screen and it has a certain resolution and refresh rate set. For mobile devices, this is almost always good enough. Only once we starting thinking about convergence and using the same codebase on different devices, we need to be able to configure the screens used for rendering. Especially on desktops and laptops, where we often find multi-monitor setups or connected projectors is where the user should be able to decide a bunch of things, relative position of the screens, resolution (“mode”) for each, etc.. Another thing that we haven’t touched yet is scaling of the rendering per display, which becomes increasingly important with a wider range of displays connected, just imagine a 4K laptop running north of 300 pixels per inch (PPI) connected to a projector which throws 1024*768 pixels on a wall sized 4x3m," continue reading on Sebastian Kügler's blog.
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