Collaboration on standard Wayland protocol extensions
gschwind at gnu-log.net
Thu Mar 31 15:37:10 UTC 2016
After reading the thread stream, I think there is two mixed questions in
your email that is missleading. And most reply try to address both in
one reply. I thing Daniel get the point (if I understood him well).
I read the two following questions:
 As almost all compositor will need the following features:
- Screen capture
- Output configuration
- More detailed surface roles (should it be floating, is it a modal,
does it want to draw its own decorations, etc)
- Input device configuration.
It would be nice if we go around a table to define some shared protocol.
For those interested I will start writing an XML spec. you are welcome
 This features are mandatory and should be in the core protocol.
If my reading is correct, I reply to :
I'm in, I would like to avoid implements tools that setup screen layout,
keymaping and screen capture. Thus having a protocol to handle those
case is welcome. From my point of view of WM developer (in opposition of
For , I suggest that you starting with not-adopted protocol
specification and if they gather enough approval, you try to push it as
_optionnal_ standard protocol. By optionnal I mean the compositor
developer can choose to implement it or not. by standard I mean if a
developer want implement those feature we strongly encouraged developper
to use them instead of providing a new one.
Benoit (blocage) Gschwind
Le 27/03/2016 22:34, Drew DeVault a écrit :
> 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
> - Screen capture
> - Output configuration
> - More detailed surface roles (should it be floating, is it a modal,
> does it want to draw its own decorations, etc)
> - Input device configuration
> I think that these are the core protocols necessary for
> cross-compositor compatability and to support most existing tools for
> X11 like ffmpeg. Considering the security goals of Wayland, it will also
> likely be necessary to implement some kind of protocol for requesting
> and granting sensitive permissions to clients.
> How does this list look? What sorts of concerns do you guys have with
> respect to what features each protocol needs to support? Have I missed
> any major protocols that we'll have to work on? Once we have a good list
> of requirements I'll start writing some XML.
> Drew DeVault
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