Why isn't Xwayland just a Wayland client?

Joseph Burt caseorum at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 17:51:12 UTC 2017

Most Wayland compositors, Weston and WLC-based ones included, carry
around a bit of XWM code, essentially a protocol extension, to deal
with Xwayland. Why? What is lacking in Xwayland?


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