[RFC PATCH] Add xdg-output protocol

Olivier Fourdan ofourdan at redhat.com
Thu Jul 6 13:16:08 UTC 2017


> I don't understand what we gain by sending the position again in global
> compositor space, it will always match the position of the wl_output.

That's right, but the position in wl_output has limited sense for some applications (basically, an x/y position makes sense only in a 2D compositor, which is limiting for a core protocol such as wl_output). In other words, it should not be wl_output, but now that it is, it cannot be removed from wl_output.

Yet, starting with a new protocol aimed at desktop concepts (xdg_output), it belongs there more than wl_output.


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