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Wayland By Default in KDE



  • Name: Jan Grulich
  • Email: <>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 28
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

We will change SDDM to use wayland by default for Plasma. We will also attempt to automatically fall back to Xorg in cases where wayland is unavailable (like nvidia). There will still be option to use Plasma session on Xorg to those who don't want to switch to Wayland yet.

Benefit to Fedora

Using Wayland instead of X gives much better basis for isolating applications from each other and the system.


  • Proposal owners:
    • Make SDDM to use wayland session as default.
    • Make sure that wayland session is working as good as X11 session and there is no big feature gap for regular user usage.
  • Other developers:
    • Qt applications that rely on X11-specific API need to be patched to work under Wayland.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes