[PATCH weston 1/6] xdg-shell: define the present/present_from_event() requests

Bill Spitzak spitzak at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 10:38:12 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Derek Foreman <derekf at osg.samsung.com>

> Well, X calls similar functionality "UrgencyHint"...  That's actually
> more descriptive than imperative.  The idea is that we let the
> compositor know the surface needs attention, not that we tell it what to
> do.

That was because the word "raise" was already used for a different API. The
hope is that Wayland can avoid such mistakes.

> Programmers shouldn't be trying to figure out how to raise a window
> anyway, they should be searching for words like notify.  But if we put
> the word "raise" prominently in the documentation, I guess google should
> sort it out for them.  ;)

That will probably work. I guess "present" is ok, though I am very very
worried that enough people with some clout in writing extensions will not
be convinced that this is what "raise" should do, and will add another api
to do "raise".
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