[PATCH weston 1/4] README: clarify libweston purpose/goals.

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 22:37:57 UTC 2016

Hi Yong,

On 4 June 2016 at 01:58, Yong Bakos <junk at humanoriented.com> wrote:
> Hi Emil,
> On Jun 3, 2016, at 8:27 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
>> v2: Rewrap, add a couple of missing words (Pekka).
>> Signed-off-by: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
> I definitely agree that updating the README, especially regarding
> versioning, is valuable. But, I'm not sure that the changes in this
> specific patch communicates anything different than what already exists.
You are correct - the core of the information is essentially the same,
just emphasis was changed. Sort of like "I brought the box" vs "The
box was brought by me".

> Regardless, some notes inline, below.
>> ---
>> README | 22 +++++++++++-----------
>> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/README b/README
>> index 110a14b..76be7b9 100644
>> --- a/README
>> +++ b/README
>> @@ -73,17 +73,17 @@ http://ometer.com/parallel.html
>> Libweston design goals
>> ----------------------
>> -The high-level goal of libweston is that what used to be shell plugins
>> -will be main executables. Instead of launching 'weston' with various
>> -arguments to choose the shell, one would be launching
>> -'weston-desktop', 'weston-ivi', 'orbital', etc. The main executable
>> -(the hosting program) links to libweston for a fundamental compositor
>> -implementation. Libweston is also intended for use by other projects
>> -who want to create new "Wayland WMs".
>> -
>> -The libweston API/ABI will be separating the shell logic and main
>> -program from the rest of the "Weston compositor" (libweston
>> -internals).
>> +The high-level goal of libweston is to decouple the compositor from
>> +the the shell logic (what used to be shell plugins).
> perhaps "shell implementation" instead of "shell logic."
>> +
>> +Thus the instead of having a single 'weston' launched with various
> Thus, instead of launching 'weston' with...
>> +arguments to choose the shell, one would be launching 'weston-desktop',
> one would launch the shell itself, eg. 'weston-desktop', ...
>> +'weston-ivi', 'orbital', etc. The main executable (the hosting program)
>> +will implement the shell, while libweston will be used for a fundamental
>> +compositor implementation.
>> +
>> +Libweston is also intended for use by other projects who want to create
> by other projects that want
> or
> by other project developers who want
You do realise that all those hunks were exactly as-is even before my
change, right ;-) Personally I don't might either way, but I'll give
it a couple of days for others to voice their input before


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