Shortcuts (WAS: [Development] api changes)

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Tue Apr 17 00:00:11 BST 2012

Am 17.04.2012, 00:00 Uhr, schrieb Rick Stockton  
<rickstockton at>:

> Now, looking ahead: Do we want KWin (and maybe PLasma, as well) to  
> continue "skip layers", going directly to xcb or wayland (or ??) in the  
> same way we currently do a lot of X11 queries and commands directly?

Not much idea about strategic positions either, but it likely boils down  
to whether Qt intends to provide framework support to write actual  
Windowmanagers, which is a *very* specific task (try to change the one on  
Windows or OSX - now ask your Mom to do so ...)

Qt needs the regular IPC support to talk to the WM (system), but I guess  
abstraction for such highly specific and likely system limited (X11:  
linux/bsd, wayland: linux) task is rather out of scope.

(This question however does not cover shortcut infrastructure or maybe  
support more than <strike>one</strike> three MB in Qt)


plasma should -unless for an unmanaged target device- rather not play WM  
at all either.
It will raise the same issues, just check the stpid electric border  
situation which is probably the source of it's current X11 invocation.

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