[PATCH weston] build: install Weston protocol XML files #89966

Dawid Gajownik gajownik at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 04:44:40 PDT 2015

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 6:49 AM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,


> NAK.
> By policy, we do not install protocol XML files for extensions that
> are not stable, or are intended to be private to Weston.
> Weston should install only the protocol files which are both stable
> and intended for use by external projects. I'm not sure if any
> of the extensions defined in Weston qualify as is. They need
> to be considered one by one at least.
> The bug you refer to mentions desktop-shell.xml. If people agree
> that this is a stable, Weston-specific interface, then we could
> start by installing only that one.
> I think desktop-shell.xml could be stable if it was renamed to
> something not so generic, or if we come up with a scheme to mark it
> as Weston's desktop-shell specific protocol. After all, it is
> specific to not just Weston but Weston's desktop-shell, and it is a
> privileged interface which means that only a specially started
> client can access it.
> weston-test.xml is an example of an extension that must never be
> installed. It is an internal testing interface used by Weston's
> test suite, and nothing else should ever even know about it. Not to
> mention Weston only exposes that interface when loading the test
> plugin which is also a thing to be never installed.
> Note, that extensions that are not specific to Weston should
> probably get moved into the Wayland repository, and be installed
> from there. Candidates for such are at least scaler.xml and
> presentation_timing.xml - however, they may need some cleaning up
> while moving them. E.g. scaler.xml needs the redundant request
> removed, which makes the stabilized protocol incompatible with the
> current one. This might call for renaming of the global interface.

OK, I stand corrected. Thanks for the explanation. I was rather
looking for a janitor task but this one turned out to be more
complicated than it looked in the beginning...


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