Changes of Substance

22. November 2022

The KWinFT project has now been going on for over two years as an alternative to the KDE default compositor KWin. In 2022 it has experienced some larger changes, for better and for worse.


More wlroots with KWinFT 5.24

8. February 2022

With the new release KWinFT is increasing its integration with the wlroots library. Preparations for the final library split out are ongoing at the same time.


wlroots in KWinFT

16. July 2021

KWinFT is from today on internally making use of wlroots. A detailed look at reasons and impact of this important change.


In the Second Year of KWinFT

13. June 2021

The KWinFT project is now in its second year. With version 5.22 just released let's take a look back at the first year and a look forward at what this second year promises.


Curious Child

28. February 2021

The internal handling of window children on Wayland as on X11 has been reorganized in the latest version of KWinFT. A quick overview of the new implementation.


Window Kindergarten

19. February 2021

An introduction to child windows and related ideas, what is an important mental model on X11 just as much as on Wayland.


The Windowing Revolution

8. February 2021

The new version of KWinFT contains a monumental rewrite of its windowing logic. Read on for an overview of the changes and why this rewrite was necessary.


KWinFT Project 5.20 Released

15. October 2020

New versions of the KWinFT projects are available now. Aligned with the release of Plasma 5.20 they offer new features and stability improvements.


Universal Means to Specific Ends

25. September 2020

Today's beta release of KWinFT features a fundamental upgrade to Disman making it a truly universal display management solution not only for KWinFT and KDE Plasma but for a multitude of other desktop environments and window managers too.


Wrapland Redone

25. May 2020

A first update on ongoing developments in the KWinFT project featuring a redesign of Wrapland's server library and two more projects joining KWinFT.