[PATCH wayland-protocols] xdg-output: make xdg_output.description mutable
daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Jun 24 10:29:21 UTC 2019
On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 09:16, Simon Ser <contact at emersion.fr> wrote:
> The output description is a human-readable text describing the output. Unlike
> the name which uniquely identifies the output, it's intended to be displayed to
> the user.
> It might be desirable for a compositor to update an output's description. For
> instance, when only one output is plugged in, it's not necessary to dump make,
> model, serial and connector to the description, something like "Dell U2717D" is
> enough. However when two identical outputs are plugged in it's necessary to add
> e.g. the connector type to tell them apart ("Dell U2717D on HDMI"). See  for
> a discussion about this.
> This commit bumps xdg_output's version to allow compositors to update the
We definitely need to figure out 'done', and ideally have it come in
the same version bump, but with that and one small nitpick resolved
Acked-by: Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com>
- xdg_output_manager.get_xdg_output). This event is only sent once per
+ xdg_output_manager.get_xdg_output) and whenever the description
+ changes. The description is optional, and may not be sent at all.
To be honest, rather than have the clients open-code their own '(no
description)' strings - and some of them will definitely forget to do
it - I would keep the requirement that it is sent during initial
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