Wayland 1.11 release cycle kickoff
jadahl at gmail.com
Wed May 4 05:59:18 UTC 2016
On Wed, May 04, 2016 at 03:46:15PM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 03:27:29PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > Here's our schedule:
> > - 1.11-alpha around May 3rd. Major features done by this point.
> > - 1.11-beta around May 17th.
> > - 1.11-rc1 around May 24th.
> > - 1.11.0 release around May 31st.
> > Any changes to protocol must be landed prior to Alpha. New features /
> > API additions should be landed by then as well. Minor improvements and
> > refactoring work is fine to land through beta, and bugfixes/docs/tests
> > will be accepted up until RC1. Only release-critical changes will be
> > landed after RC1. Exceptions to these policies can be considered on a
> > case-by-case basis.
> > == Reviewing Needed ==
> > I'd be comfortable seeing the following features land this cycle
> > (consider them Ack'd by me) but they need Pekka's review. Most involve
> > protocol changes so alpha is cut-off for them.
> > 1. Cross-interface enum attributes (by Auke Booij)
> > 2. Tablet support for weston (by Peter Hutterer)
> hmm, I never replied to this and now it's past the May 3rd deadline anyway.
> I'm not sure about the tablet weston patches. tablet support is a
> rather specialised use-case that requires a few extra things to be really
> useful (e.g. the correct tablet-to-screen mapping, ability to calibrate,
> etc). And the tablet pad support isn't in yet either. So I don't think
> including tablet support in weston at this point is a good idea, and I'm not
> sure about the long-term use of it - unless libweston starts being
> commonplace and we have multiple compositors that need it.
I think that in most cases weston should have an implementation of the
protocols we write, including tablet support, pointer gestures etc,
unless there is a good reason not to. The main reason wouldn't really be
to make libweston users have those features available but to have an
actual reference implementation.
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