New paths for Wayland sockets (Re: Enabling Android-style per application user ids)

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Nov 7 19:42:42 UTC 2017


On 3 November 2017 at 07:33, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at> wrote:
> People, give your acks/nacks for the two ideas, please:
> - modify WAYLAND_DISPLAY to support absolute paths which overrides
>   any search paths

ACK. It's a simple and straightforward extension to current behaviour.

> - when the current socket search fails, add one more place to look
>   in: /run/wayland/$WAYLAND_DISPLAY with the default "wayland-0" if
>   WAYLAND_DISPLAY is not set.

NAK. It's a surprising change in behaviour which could catch people
who could reasonably expect other behaviour. It doesn't play well with
each session expecting to be able to create a socket called
'wayland-0', which is separated by $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR being different
per session.


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