[PATCHv3] Add name event to xdg-output

Jonas Ã…dahl jadahl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 14:02:17 UTC 2018

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 08:35:34AM -0400, Drew DeVault wrote:
> 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

I think this would need something different, an actual "human friendly"
name, like 'Dell 24"' or 'Builtin monitor'. If you'd have strings like
"DP-1", they are hardly helpful for selecting where to fullscreen.

> - Xwayland can name the X11 outputs based on their genuine names rather
>   than assigning e.g. XWAYLAND0

If the protocol is loosly specified as in it's not known what format
you'll get, I don't think Xwayland can make any use of this.


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