Protocol for window previews/thumbnails

Benoit Gschwind gschwind at
Sat May 28 10:45:00 UTC 2016

Hello Olivier,

You should keep an eye on libweston  :)

Best regards

Le 20/05/2016 10:33, Olivier Fourdan a écrit :
> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Olivier
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