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Playlist "X Developers Conference 2021"

KWinFT's wlroots backend

Roman Gilg

The [big change][1] in KWinFT this year is the replacement of all its own hardware backend plugins for its Wayland session with a single backend talking to wlroots.

This talk goes into detail on:

- reasons for this strategic move,
- technical realization,
- outcome with advantages and disadvantages,
- long-term impact on the ecosystem.