Including LayerShellQt in Plasma in time for 5.22

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Thu Apr 15 16:21:14 BST 2021

On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 7:12 PM Aleix Pol <aleixpol at> wrote:
> Hi,
> In Plasma we have wanted a way to work with wlr_layer_shell for a
> while, I'd tried taking this weird route, where we were adding it into
> the project ad hoc, but it didn't really go anywhere.
> I then figured it would make sense to find a make sense to just go
> with what we need and implement it as a separate auto-contained
> component that can be used by any client:
> Here's what it would look like when it's used by KScreenLocker:
> I'd like to port KSplash to use it and possibly some other components
> it would make sense to get them there as well like KRunner or some
> plasma shell bits.
> The approach is a bit limited by QtWayland where it only supports
> having one shell per process. I hope to work upstream to improve the
> situation, this is a first step.
> So, I'd like to get it into the next Plasma release, I trust we can
> polish whatever might be necessary before 2021-04-29, the Repo freeze.
> I've requested the move to kdereview, for those of you who can see:
> Best regards,
> Aleix
> PS: Not an April fools', no :)

So it's been two weeks and nobody found any striking issues. I'll move
on and request it's final move to Plasma.

Thanks everyone who looked into it! It did make a difference. :)


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