Jul 15 – 21, 2023
University of Macedonia (UoM)
Europe/Athens timezone

Entering a Wayland-only World with Plasma 6.0 on Fedora

Jul 16, 2023, 3:15 PM
room 2

room 2

Conference Talk Wayland


Mr Neal Gompa (Fedora Project)


This presentation revisits Fedora KDE to discuss one of its major initiatives: removing the dependency on the classical X11 server.

Over the past few years, the Fedora KDE SIG has been working toward eliminating the usage of the X11 server in the default session setup. With Fedora Linux 38, we now rely on Plasma Wayland from login to shutdown! In this talk, we'll discuss how Fedora is preparing to only offer Plasma Wayland as Plasma 6.0 looms over the horizon, and what that means for users and developers.


This talk will provide attendees a view into Fedora's major initiative to eliminate usage of the X11 server and how the KDE SIG is doing this with Fedora KDE.

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Neal is a developer and contributor in the Fedora Project and is one of the leaders of the Fedora KDE SIG. He's a big believer in "upstream first", which has led him all over the open source world.

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Mr Neal Gompa (Fedora Project)

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