plasma 6 and xrdp

hw hw at
Fri Mar 1 11:54:05 GMT 2024

On Thu, 2024-02-29 at 15:08 +0100, Paul Brown wrote:
> Again KDE has no plans to stop supporting X11. 

Are you sure?

When you look at [1] it might not take very long before X11 is gone:

"It is true that KDE Plasma 6 is retaining support for the X11 session
upstream, this is being done with the acknowledgement that it will be
abandoned and unmaintained (and potentially even removed) midway
through the lifetime of Plasma 6. Everyone upstream understands the
Xorg server and its associated DDX software is effectively dead. The
X11 session is being dropped in Fedora KDE because it is already two
steps removed from being unmaintained."

Does that also mean that Fedora will compile everything in such a way
that X11 support is entirely omitted?  Is that even possible?

There seem to be a lot of people saying "You can't do that because I
need foo which doesn't work with Wayland ...".  I can see for myself
here that KDE in Fedora 39 currently is unusable with Wayland, and I
doubt it will work fine in Fedora 40.  The situation is pretty much
the same with Gnome.  That doesn't even mention fvwm.

In any case, it looks as if sooner or later there will be no more X11
but only Wayland.  And I wonder what the replacement for xrdp will be.


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