Collaboration on standard Wayland protocol extensions

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at
Tue Mar 29 08:20:45 UTC 2016

On Sunday, March 27, 2016 4:34:37 PM CEST Drew DeVault wrote:
> Greetings! I am the maintainer of the Sway Wayland compositor.
> It's almost the Year of Wayland on the Desktop(tm), and I have
> reached out to each of the projects this message is addressed to (GNOME,
> Kwin, and wayland-devel) to collaborate on some shared protocol
> extensions for doing a handful of common tasks such as display
> configuration and taking screenshots. Life will be much easier for
> projects like ffmpeg and imagemagick if they don't have to implement
> compositor-specific code for capturing the screen!
> I want to start by establishing the requirements for these protocols.
> Broadly speaking, I am looking to create protocols for the following
> use-cases:
> - Screen capture
> - Output configuration

we have our kwin-kscreen specific protocol for this. You can find it at:


It's designed for our specific needs in Plasma. If it's useful for others, we 
are happy to share and collaborate.

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