KWin In KDE 4.11 Moves Along With Using XCB
Phoronix: KWin In KDE 4.11 Moves Along With Using XCB
KWin, KDE's window manager, in version 4.11 is moving along with being ported to using XCB rather than Xlib...
Who cares? It is dead anyway
Good work KDE
Using XCB is a great step forward and since XCB is closer in nature to how Wayland works, these changes will also make the port to Wayland easier to pull off. Great work!
Oh and P.S. --> Funkstar makes Quaridium look like an intelligent and rational poster. Larabel: If you want more people to turn off that hated Ad-block or pay for Phoronix, do a little housekeeping and get the goat to kick the troll off the bridge, mkay?
?? Could you elaborate? I don't see how XCB is closer in nature to how Wayland works..
Originally Posted by chuckula
I'm not saying that you're wrong but I'd like to understand what you mean.
Not many use window managers use Xcb
Cool, now KWin is one of few window managers who use XCB.
Not many window managers use XCB, most still use old legacy Xlib.
I'm not saying that the XCB API == Wayland API (far from it). However, both XCB and Wayland are highly asynchronous in nature, while the traditional Xlibs are synchronous (e.g. blocking waits, poor multi-threading, etc.). Getting large parts of Kwin and other KDE components written so that they work properly with an asynchronous model will make interfacing with Wayland easier to do.
Originally Posted by renox
Ah OK, thanks for your answer.
funkstar boots opensuse just so he can jack off to kde
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