Server-Side Decorations Implemented For KDE KWin On Wayland
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 18 December 2015 at 11:51 AM EST. Add A Comment
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KDE's Martin Gräßlin has announced a Christmas present to everyone looking forward to KDE on Wayland: support for server-side decorations.

KDE on Wayland has long been planning to use server-side decorations rather than the client-side decorations done by others on Wayland. Martin has now implemented the KWin/Wayland server-side decorations support to replace the "ugly" and feature-lacking Qt client-side decorations used by default.

All the technical details about this KWin/Wayland server-side decoration implementation can be found via this blog post. Looks like KDE on Wayland is getting into good shape for Plasma 5.6 and helping to make 2016 an important year for Wayland.
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