Request to make Wayland hard build dependency in KWin starting with Plasma 5.5

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at
Wed Aug 12 09:44:40 UTC 2015

On Monday, August 10, 2015 02:17:35 PM Martin Graesslin wrote:
> On Thursday, July 16, 2015 09:49:45 AM Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> > Hi KDE distro packagers,
> > 
> > we are currently (Plasma 5.4) in the awkward situation that
> > plasma-workspace has a hard Wayland dependency and KWin has only an
> > optional build
> > dependency. After the release of Plasma 5.4 I want to change this and turn
> > some optional build dependencies into hard dependencies in KWin.
> Given the non-negative replies to this thread I'm going ahead and change
> master to require Wayland shortly.

I just pushed the changes. There are a few changes to the original outline:
* libdrm and gbm are kept optional given that the drm backend depends on udev 
which is to my knowledge not available on non-Linux. Linux distros: please 
make sure you build with drm and gbm! Otherwise Wayland support is broken!
* X11_XCB is now a requirement for building the X11 backend. It's still 
optional but without it you won't get the X11 backend. Previous you got the 
backend, but had broken EGL support.

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