Why isn't Xwayland just a Wayland client?

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 09:02:50 UTC 2017

On Thu, 7 Sep 2017 21:18:48 +0200
Joseph Burt <caseorum at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Hi Joseph,

exactly. Good luck, reserve a good stock of booze, and don't waste all
of your sanity or liver! ;-)

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