Migrating applications to Wayland

microcai microcai at fedoraproject.org
Sat Feb 26 05:14:14 PST 2011

2011/2/26 José Expósito <jose.exposito89 at gmail.com>:
> Hi! thanks for the answers... but now I have more questions that at
> begining hahaha
>> 1 - Wayland support window management?
>> Wayland is a compositor+window manager+display server AIO
> If Wayland is the window manager, what about projects like Compiz,
> Kwin, etc? What about if a like to use a tiling window manager? And
> window decoration or desktop effects?

compiz need to rewrite to use libwayland-server.

>> 2 - Have any library like Xlib to work with it?
>> Not in particular, however I believe there exists a demo toolkit. You're
>> supposed to use toolkits such as Gtk+ and Qt in order to display things.
> Toolkits, for "standard program" are more than enough, but for
> programs like a dock? How to get  the windows list, or minimize
> windows? The dock will be part of the window system (comopisitor)?

refer to gnome-shell and unity , dock or panel is already part of compoisitor.

> Wayland will offer a dbus interface or similar to implement standarts
> like ICCM, NetWM/EWMG or Drag and drop??
>> 3 - Is compatible with uTouch?
>> No, not yet likely will in the future.  (Maybe later this year).
>> 4 - Exist any program like Xephyr or Xnest that allow run Wayland in a
>> dispay (or similar) and test there programs?
>> Wayland can run on Wayland, X11, DRM, and in the future (now?):
>> framebuffers. So you can essentially nest it on anything you want,
>> including itself.
> Excellent news!
> Thank you very much for your answers
> Greetings!
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