Protocol for window previews/thumbnails

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Fri May 20 08:33:10 UTC 2016


On 12 May 2016 at 00:35, ade low <adloconwy at> wrote:
> [...]
> It is important that it is a standard, cross-compositor protocol. For
> example, if I am using my app on "xfwm-wayland" and then I decide that I
> want to switch to KWin, my app should continue to work.

As a side note, there is no such thing as "xfwm-wayland" and there
will probably never will be, at least not from me.

I reckon writing a Wayland compositor is simply too much work for a
single developer, it's an entirely different world from an X11 window
manager, many of the functionalities that were previously handled for
us by the X server now fall under the role of the compositor manager
in Wayland (input devices, output, etc.).

FWIW, if xfce were to support Wayland some day, we'd probably built it
on top of an existing compositor manager (mutter is probably the best
bet for a gtk+ based environment) and just like with GNOME shell,
window previews/thumbnails would be handled in the compositor/shell.


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