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KDE Plasma 5.8 To Finally Allow LLVMpipe, Drops EGL On X11 Option

KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin has written about these KWin compositing changes for Plasma 5.8. Highlights include:

– LLVMpipe is finally “supported.” Many other modern Linux desktops like the GNOME Shell and Unity have been for a while now falling back to using the Gallium3D LLVMpipe software driver in cases where no hardware GPU driver is found or working. KDE developers hadn’t been in favor of using LLVMpipe but using XRender compositing instead.