Why isn't Xwayland just a Wayland client?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 11:05:29 UTC 2017


On 6 September 2017 at 12:56, Joseph Burt <caseorum at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm thinking this might be a job for a bit of translation shim within
> Xwayland. Everything an X client needs either has a Wayland equivalent
> (through an X server and a little translating XWM shim) or, where
> forbidden by Wayland, can be stubbed out with a few white lies e.g.
> "There are no other clients," "Your relative position is global."
> I'm thinking of taking a whack at this. Are there any dragons in the
> Xserver I should be aware of?

One thing to consider as well is that you will need to decorate the X11
windows as Wayland is basically client side decorations.

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