Plasma 5.12 goal: let's get Wayland ready!

Martin Flöser mgraesslin at
Tue Oct 10 19:40:14 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I want to put out a development goal for the Plasma team for the 
upcoming 5.12 cycle: let's get Wayland ready!

The last two weeks I saw two blog posts by two different Plasma members 
showing screenshots running X. That disappointed me. I hoped that we all 
are running Wayland already and working on getting it finished for our 

So I want to ask every one of you to start doing all development on 
Wayland. Use it as your daily driver. Use it for hacking, gaming, 
browsing and whatever else you do on your system. But use it!

Don't find an excuse for yourself, just use it. If there is a show 
stopper: fix it or report a bug!

If we all just use Wayland and report and fix the bugs we run into I'm 
sure that 5.12 will be an awesome release on Wayland.

So please help to make it happen! If we as devs don't use it we will not 
switch in five years. We need to push for it, we need to try it. We need 
to show that we are using it, by for example showing screenshots with 
the wayland icon instead of the X icon in window captions and similar.

Let's get that done and fixed!


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