[PATCHv3] Add name event to xdg-output

Drew DeVault sir at cmpwn.com
Wed Apr 11 12:35:34 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-11  9:17 AM, Philipp Kerling wrote:
> maybe I missed it at some point in the discussion (sorry if that is the
> case), but what is your use case for the "name?" What are clients
> expected to use it for?

This is ideally combined with other protocols. Some example use-cases:

- A client using fullscreen-shell could offer the user a list of outputs
  by name to fullscreen on
- A client using wlroot's new layer-shell protocol (which will be
  submitted for standardization once we finish proving it with our
  implementation) can do something similar
- Xwayland can name the X11 outputs based on their genuine names rather
  than assigning e.g. XWAYLAND0

Drew DeVault

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