State of Wayland

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Thu Sep 17 11:49:29 PDT 2015

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:27:13AM -0400, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi Bryce,
> cc'ing xorg-devel as well, see below, I would like to help with xwayland.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > I've assembled a blog post with a run-down of our current status on
> > Wayland - bugs needing attention, features in the works, etc.
> > Thanks go to Pekka for helping gather all the data.
> > 
> >
> which reads:
> > Speaking of Xwayland, we need a new person to help push Xwayland
> > forward. This job involves feeding Keith Packard pull requests for
> > collected patches. For example, there is touchscreen support not yet
> > merged but that’s ready for landing. If this is something you might
> > be interested in getting involved with, or if you have any interest
> > at all in keeping up with Wayland development, you can join the
> > wayland-devel mailing list, or join us in #Wayland on freenode.
> Sorry, I didn't realize xwayland was lagging behind.
> I would like to help with this, if you agree.
> I have already started looking for pending patches in patchwork for the past 6 months or so - Some patches are missing reviews, others haven't reached consensus, so I'll see what needs clarification first, try to revive discussion and prepare a tree for a pull request.

That'd be great, thanks Olivier!

I'm not sure if the wayland patchwork is representative of Xwayland
patches, as we tend to prune PW to show only items bound for weston and
wayland specifically.  But perhaps we can get a patchwork queue set up
for Xwayland, to track patches heading up to the Xserver?


> Cheers,
> Olivier

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