Running xserver

Bill Spitzak spitzak at
Mon Aug 27 12:41:59 PDT 2012

Pekka Paalanen wrote:

> if you run weston without --xserver, it will never load,
> and therefore there will never be the special X window manager, that
> will map X window events into Wayland protocol. Therefore you will
> never get an X window mapped in Weston.
> The special X window manager is implemented in, and for
> now, it runs in the same process as Weston.

Is this the intended final design, or will this function be moved to 
xserver? It sure seems like it would fit into xserver better. It sounds 
to me like the X window events are being somehow encapsulated into the 
wayland protocol, so the wayland process can read them and translate 
them to real wayland events. Wouldn't this fit much better into the xserver?

> Just FYI, that it is intentional to not see any X windows when run like
> that. Crashes are a different matter.

Yes the windows do not show up, and the applications appear to work as 
though they are waiting for the map event.

Then is running however I get a crash in the interpretation 
of window events.

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