[PATCHv3] Add name event to xdg-output

Drew DeVault sir at cmpwn.com
Fri Apr 13 14:05:39 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-13  4:02 PM, Jonas Ã…dahl wrote:
> > - 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.

In sway, we have a slightly more savvy base user than the general
population, and we've educated them to understand connectors. However,
this is exactly why the field is vague - other compositors can name them
anything they like, including "Dell 24".

> > - 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.

Can you elaborate on what expectations Xwayland would have? I am open to
restricting the format a bit, e.g. to ASCII characters or so.

Drew DeVault

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