Re: [PATCH 09/17] shell: Factor out code to set a shsurf’s parent

Bill Spitzak spitzak at
Mon Nov 25 19:27:44 PST 2013

On 11/25/2013 10:01 AM, Philip Withnall wrote:
> From: Philip Withnall <philip.withnall at>
> This is in preparation for unifying how surface layering works. It
> introduces the small functional change that fullscreen, maximized and
> top-level surfaces now explicitly have no parent surface. Only popup and
> transient surfaces have a non-NULL parent.

Why do you think it should not be possible to fullscreen and/or maximize 
child windows? Our software certainly relies on being able to 
full-screen an X transient window (thought it is triansient because we 
are working around window stacking bugs in X which I hope Wayland will 
fix for real).

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