wlroots whitepaper available

Drew DeVault sir at cmpwn.com
Thu Dec 28 21:08:19 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-28  9:03 PM, Emil Velikov wrote:
> So instead of proposing or suggesting any changes, improvements or
> fixes, you went ahead and created a new one?
> Only then come to the development list pitching your creation?

I think that's an unfair characterization. There's nothing wrong with
competition. Note also that this is the *Wayland* mailing list, not the
Weston mailing list (though Weston development tends to happen here,

I've expressed my concerns with libweston before, even to weston
developers. Like I said, there are _fundamental_ problems with
libweston's _approach_, at least so far as it's suitability for my
needs (and the needs of the other compositors involved in wlroots) are
concerned. If I were to suggest improvements, the first would be to
throw it all out. Clearly this wouldn't be productive, so I didn't bring
it up.

I think if you examine libweston and wlroots you'll find that though
they fill similar niches, they do so in very different ways.

Drew DeVault

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