Why isn't Xwayland just a Wayland client?

Joseph Burt caseorum at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 19:18:48 UTC 2017

Hi all,

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 1:09 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> I really wouldn't recommend doing this.

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I kind of wish I shared your optimism, but I'm thinking more of a death
> by a thousand papercuts kind of situation, not a single big failure
> point.
> I'd be screaming in delight and joy if someone proved it is possible to
> turn Xwayland into just a regular Wayland client that has no special
> privileges nor requires any nasty Wayland extensions.

Alright, I'm hearing a consensus of: worthwhile if possible, but
probably unpleasant, somewhere between fiddly and very painful. I'll
hack a bit at the problem and see how much it hurts.

Thank you all,

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