[RFC PATCH xserver] xwayland: RFC Disable glamor with an env var?

Jonas Ã…dahl jadahl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 12:22:30 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 02, 2017 at 05:47:10AM -0500, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi Pekka,
> > I understand the attractiveness of adding an override, bypassing the
> > compositors like this. But, essentially it is just that: a
> > configuration bypass.
> True.
> > I would prefer leaning towards just making the compositors more
> > considerate about their Xwayland configuration. I believe the global
> > trend is to move towards the compositor having all the configurability
> > in itself, and all the other components having a single source of
> > configuration in the running system: the compositor. I would compare
> > Xwayland to libinput here.
> Yes, but that means that all compositors need to have this "configurability", even though it's actually Xwayland that uses it.

For a compositor that supports respawning Xwayland, to be able to change
the Xwayland configurations without restarting the actual compositor
would still need this "configurability", as any user set environment
variable will be static for the whole session.


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