Announcing Termistor, a drop-down, tabbed, terminal for Wayland

Bill Spitzak spitzak at
Mon Dec 30 14:11:45 PST 2013

Can you explain what this extension does? It is not very clear from the 
docs or from the Orbital video. My guess is that it makes F11 map/unmap 
the surface.

I think it would be better to make an api by which the client gets the 
fact that F11 was pushed (ie the binding proposed in another email) and 
the client then maps/unmaps the surface, rather than tying the binding 
and the action together so closely.

It is vital that clients have final say over what surfaces are visbible 
and the stacking order of their surfaces. So if this in any way does 
something other than send a message to the client to map itself it is 
not right.

Giulio Camuffo wrote:

> I've implemented the protocol in my shell plugin for Weston,
> 'Nuclear'[1], with an hardcoded F11 binding.
> Termistor is still lacking many features, the selection for one, but
> this is yet another step to ditching X for me.
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