kde-window-manager-gles needs to go away

Bug #989447 reported by Rafael Jesus Alcantara Perez
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde-workspace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I tried uninstalling kde-window-manager but then it does not start any window manager. In the system settings I can only choose KWin, so I have no idea of how to select kwin_gles as the default window manager.

Thanks in advance.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: kde-window-manager-gles 4:4.8.2a-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 27 09:23:29 2012
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SourcePackage: kde-workspace
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-26 (0 days ago)

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Rafael Jesus Alcantara Perez (rafa-dedaloingenieros) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Quick recap.

We introduced -gles as testing package on all architectures. In 4.10 regular KWin can use EGL instead of GLX so that makes the testing use case obsolete. With that in mind the only use case for -gles at this point is on ARM so the package should be changed to only build on ARM.

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - There is no way to select kwin_gles as window manager
+ kde-window-manager-gles needs to go away
Rohan Garg (rohangarg)
tags: added: kubuntu
Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04-beta-2
Rohan Garg (rohangarg)
Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Rohan Garg (rohangarg)
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

Upstream mentions that the build system intentionally supports both kwin and kwin_gles, even on x86* systems. The reasoning behind it being that if GLX doesn't work then the user can use the GLES binary on x86 systems instead.

Should I go ahead and mark this as invalid then?

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

See original bug description... how is a user supposed to use the other binary?

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Rohan Garg (rohangarg) wrote :

Upstream says that they never managed to implement a GUI option.

Since I consider implementing the option to switch between kwin and kwin_gles an upstream issue, this bug should be reported upstream, which is why I am closing this bug as Invalid.

Changed in kde-workspace (Ubuntu):
assignee: Rohan Garg (rohangarg) → nobody
status: In Progress → Invalid
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