Renaming wayland-compositor

Kristian Høgsberg krh at
Tue Jan 3 09:39:35 PST 2012


I just pushed a commit that renames the wayland sample compositor to
"weston"[1].  Here's the reasoning from the commit message:

    This rename addresses a few problems around the split between core
    Wayland and the wayland-demos repository.

    1) Initially, we had one big repository with protocol code, sample
    compositor and sample clients.  We split that repository to make it
    possible to implement the protocol without pulling in the sample/demo
    code.  At this point, the compositor is more than just a "demo" and
    wayland-demos doesn't send the right message.  The sample compositor
    is a useful, self-contained project in it's own right, and we want to
    move away from the "demos" label.

    2) Another problem is that the wayland-demos compositor is often
    called "the wayland compsitor", but it's really just one possible
    compositor.  Existing X11 compositors are expected to add Wayland
    support and then gradually phase out/modularize the X11 support, for
    example.  Conversely, it's hard to talk about the wayland-demos
    compositor specifically as opposed to, eg, the wayland protocol or a
    wayland compositor in general.

    We are also renaming the repo to weston, and the compositor
    subdirectory to src/, to emphasize that the main "output" is the

We'll keep the wayland-demos repository in place as a symlink to the
new weston repo.


[1] It's another Massachusetts town, it's close to Wayland, starts
with a W and it's short and easy to spell.  I haven't driven through

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