Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Fallback mode in KDE Plasma Workspaces

Filed under

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about non-composited fallback modes in various Desktop Shells and of course I have been asked several times about the fallback modes in KDE Plasma workspaces and whether they would be removed, too. Now instead of answering the same question again and again I decided to write a blog post to discuss the situation in more detail.

The first thing to notice is that KDE Plasma workspaces do not have a non-composited fallback mode in the way GNOME Shell or Unity used to have. The main difference is that our window manager (KWin) is able to act as a non-composited, XRender based compositor and OpenGL (ES) based compositor. This means that we do not have to maintain two window managers in order to provide non-composited setups.

rest here

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Blog entry Back to Normal Next Week Roy Schestowitz 1 09/10/2015 - 1:07pm
Story Enlightenment, KDE, and GNOME Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:32am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:23am
Story Sarah Sharp Steps Down As Linux Kernel Developer Roy Schestowitz 18 09/10/2015 - 11:12am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:06am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:02am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 11:01am
Story Using open source principles to build better engineering teams Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 10:56am
Story LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe Roy Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 10:55am
Story How Xen Manages Security Disclosure Rianne Schestowitz 09/10/2015 - 10:51am