cross-client surface references

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Thu Jul 9 06:10:51 PDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-09 at 20:58 +0800, Jonas Ã…dahl wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 01:26:09PM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:

> > Or rather, xdg_foreign.reparent_as_dialog_into(xdg_surface). I like
> > the idea of limiting the surface area as much as possible, to not 
> > only
> > make it explicit as to what is and isn't possible, but also because 
> > it
> > makes it easier for compositors to implement.
> Yea, an inverse of xdg_surface.set_parent on xdg_foreign sounds like 
> the
> best option to me too. We can't be too specific though, adding too 
> much
> DE design into the protocol (like making it modal or other things 
> that
> might not apply to non-GNOME(?)). Not adding too much new terminology
> might be preferable as well. There is no such thing as a "dialog"
> anywhere yet for example; is it different from a xdg_surface with a
> parent, and if so in what ways?


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