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Stripping Down KWin for Plasma Active

Jul 10, 2011, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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For the usage of KWin in Plasma Active many of KWin's advanced features are just not needed. For example on Plasma Active we target OpenGL ES/EGL compositing, so the for desktop usage still useful XRender compositing is just unneccessary bloat added to the binary.

"In 4.7 we started to add some build-options to remove unused parts from the build. We decided that on Plasma Active we do not need window decorations and added an option to exclude the decorations from the build and the basic functionality to start KWin without any decoration plugin present (which was not possible before)."

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