[PATCH weston v3] drm: port the drm backend to the new init api
ppaalanen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 10:22:08 UTC 2016
On Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:01:13 -0800
Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought the purpose of this was so that compositors could pass to the
> backend DRM configuration data supplied by the clients, therefore the api
> that clients use to pass this information seemed pretty important.
No, this has absolutely nothing to do with clients or Wayland. That
would be wrong on so many levels.
Instead, this has to do with a third party compositor program that
links to a library called libweston, to pass backend-specific
configuration through libweston to the backend component. Backends are
a part of libweston.
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> > On Monday, 8 February 2016, Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:02 AM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 5 Feb 2016 21:03:20 +0100
> >>> Benoit Gschwind <gschwind at gnu-log.net> wrote:
> >>> > I will add my opinion as called for opinions. First I made a quick
> >>> > brainstorm following previous proposals about solutions available. I
> >>> see
> >>> > 3 mains choice:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> thanks for looking into this.
> >>> > 1. a structure that user fill and pass to the back end;
> >>> > 2. an opaque structure that the user fill through helper function;
> >>> > 3. a free list of key/value pair.
> >> The Wayland message api only allows sending of a small set of primitive
> >> data types. So if you have a "structure" that is more complex than one of
> >> those data types, the only way to send it is through multiple arguments to
> >> (possibly multiple) Wayland requests. Therefore it seems like it is limited
> >> to solutions 2 and 3, right?
> > ... you do know that libweston is a C library and not a Wayland protocol,
> > right?
> > These are the sorts of things that make it difficult (trending towards
> > impossible) to take your review seriously.
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