[PATCH] xdg-shell: Clarify the meaning of app ID and give example

Jonas Ådahl jadahl at gmail.com
Tue May 5 00:35:14 PDT 2015

Signed-off-by: Jonas Ådahl <jadahl at gmail.com>


I updated the text as to what you suggested as it sounded less confusing.


 protocol/xdg-shell.xml | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/protocol/xdg-shell.xml b/protocol/xdg-shell.xml
index ab86922..7257036 100644
--- a/protocol/xdg-shell.xml
+++ b/protocol/xdg-shell.xml
@@ -204,6 +204,15 @@
 	the surface belongs. The compositor can use this to group multiple
 	surfaces together, or to determine how to launch a new application.
+	For D-Bus activatable applications, the app ID is used as the D-Bus
+	service name.
+	The compositor shell will try to group application surfaces together
+	by their app ID.  As a best practice, it is suggested to select app
+	ID's that match the basename of the application's .desktop file.
+	For example, "org.freedesktop.FooViewer" where the .desktop file is
+	"org.freedesktop.FooViewer.desktop".
 	See the desktop-entry specification [0] for more details on
 	application identifiers and how they relate to well-known D-Bus
 	names and .desktop files.

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