LXQt bets on Sway composer to support Wayland

LXQtthe lightweight desktop environment built with Qt, has announced your plans bear wayland through swaythe i3-inspired window manager and one of the best implementations of the graphics protocol.

On the part of LXQt they have limited themselves to saying that ‘lxqt-sway’ is a project that tries to port the aforementioned desktop to Sway in order to have Wayland support. Aside from the quality of the composer itself, it is important to note that its modular composition library, wlroots, has moved to become an official part of freedesktopso it can be said that this technology has been transformed into a kind of standard for the Linux desktop.

Sway and wlroots positions make their reusability somewhat attractive to support Wayland without having to develop something from scratch, an idea that with the protocol has become unattractive if we look at its history and the difficulties it has presented when implementing or supporting it. In fact, Xfce discussed using wlroots last month for Wayland support.

However, it seems that not everyone is happy with the decision made by those responsible for LXQt, since some users have wondered on Reddit why the project has not decided to bet on labwcanother wlroots-based composer from Wayland that takes inspiration from OpenBox, the composer and window manager traditionally used by LXQt to support the longtime Xorg.

LXQt has already made moves to support Wayland with the introduction of xdg-desktop-portal in version 1.1 from the desk. Although xdg-desktop-portal is actually a kind of abstraction layer, it is proving to be one of the most determining components of Wayland as it is linked to the screenshot through PipeWire.

Though at a slow pace, Wayland is slowly establishing itself as the new standard and the new base for graphics deployment on Linux. With an Xorg that collapsed a decade ago as a technology by being unable to support (not so) modern features like HDR, Wayland has shown itself to be the only way to support them or to do it correctly and with an experience that at least comes close to what you get with Windows. Like it or not, the Linux desktop can’t survive by praying that every new graphics technology that comes along will crash, which is what has happened so far with the Linux desktop. HDR and the virtual reality.

In short, it seems that Sway and especially wlroots have positioned themselves as the favorite shortcuts to support Wayland, especially by projects that are not GNOME and KDE, which will continue to bet on Mutter and Kwin respectively. The graphic protocol advances slowly, but steadily.

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