some documents for buiding and understanding wayland

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at
Mon Oct 24 02:47:56 PDT 2011

Hi Juan,

On 10/23/2011 01:08 PM, Zhao, Juan J wrote:
> I wrote some documents about wayland. Just share this here and hope this
> may help you.
> Welcome to figure out the errors, comments, adding your thoughts and
> your suggestions.

Thanks for doing this!

For the wayland building sheet, the actual building steps are pretty 
similar from the ones on the wiki page. I guess we could emphasize there 
though, a bit more how to circumvent that eglInitialize error; I have 
myself forgot to install xcb-dri2 and xcb-fixes and seen also some guys 
on #wayland channel falling into the same problems. Maybe you want to 
help writing a patch for the wiki page?

The root permission errors are a bit tricky. We will most definitely 
want to use a launcher root program that gives the permissions for the 
fd, set tty, and switch to a normal user. I prototyped something here:

About the other document you wrote, that's quite cool as well. We might 
want to drop some of what you've done in the implementation part of the 
spec - which is not a specification only btw:

Then, you put together some information about the interfaces which could 
also go in the spec document and some could go in the form of commentary 
on the protocol .xml:

I hope understand our overall intention here, which is not to spread lot 
of documents around but instead try to centralize them.

Thanks again.


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