Plasma/Wayland Showstoppers

This page tracks the Wayland showstoppers throughout the stack.

KWin/compositing/window management

Remote control support incomplete

  • Our screencasting API handles remote video streaming, but there is no API for remote input, so things like TeamViewer have no way to work (and would need to be ported to use those APIs once they exist).


  • No configurable mouse gestures; X has the ability to accept fake input events to allow programs such as Easystroke. With the new security model of Wayland, such a program would need to be part of the compositor.
  • No XModmap; we lack a functionality like XModmap to remap keys.


  • Session restoring does not include Wayland native windows. Our sessions management recover engine is based on the X Session Management Protocol and there is apparently currently no generic concept to do it on Wayland. But on Qt it's plugin-able and GNOME has according to their wiki an own implementation for some time.
  • No window move on empty area in breeze; This broke with switch to XdgShellV6. Needs new API added to Qt (native interface), KWayland and Breeze.
  • No activities.
  • Keyboard Layout indicator system tray item doesn't work:

Drag and Drop issues

This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 14:25. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.