Q: xwayland overt Qt-compositor?

Jørgen Lind jorgen.lind at nokia.com
Tue Aug 21 06:28:18 PDT 2012


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 09:15:54AM -0400, ext jegde jedge wrote:
> Please forgive the 'user' post in a devel list.
> I am porting a fundamentally Qt system but still need some X backward
> compatability?
> I am unclear of the Qt/X/Weston/Wayland interoperability.
> Does the weston compositor work with Qt5 apps?
> Can the Qt5-compositor run the Weston apps?
> Will the Qt compositor host the xwayland server?
I have to admit that we haven't focused much on this. Technically its
possible, but you have to do some work yourself I suppose. Or you can
wait untill we have done it. 
> Am I asking the right questions?
I don't know, are you getting the answers you want :)

> Please help me understand the vision as it relates to future Qt and
> past X both running on Wayland.

QtCompositor is suppose to be an api that enables you to write your own
specialised compositor. It came to be because of the clear synergies
between the platform abstraction which has been developed for the
interfaces you would need when you write a windowing system. 

QtCompositor is essentially about making it easy to write a
Wayland compositor. However, it has advanced features like direct
rendering support, and full touch support. 


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