Test your applications on Wayland

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Tue Oct 11 13:14:45 BST 2016

Hello KDE application developers,

with Plasma 5.8 we have reached a quite solid state in the Wayland porting 
efforts. A state where you can start to test whether your application works 
correctly on Wayland. Normally your application should just work, but if not 
we need to know it before we start pushing Wayland to a wider audience.

So please start to test your application, Test it completely, even the most 
obscure functionality.

If you hit a bug, please report it against product kwin, component wayland-
generic. We will take it from there and forward the bug report to the right 
component, be it in our code, your code, Qt code or even missing functionality 
in Wayland itself. Please report every issue, even if it is extremely minor - 
it might indicate a bug in QtWayland. I don't mind if I get too many bug 
reports due to an issue being reported a few times.

If for whatever reason a problem should exist in your code base we are happy 
to help you with porting it, so that it works on X11 and Wayland.

For testing I recommend to use a Wayland live iso like http://files.kde.org/

Such isos have the latest code and also hand-picked patches for QtWayland.

Thank you for helping our great Wayland endeavour.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Martin Graesslin
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