[question] can multiple compositor share surfaces

Damian Ivanov damianatorrpm at gmail.com
Tue May 21 15:56:59 UTC 2019

Hello Simon,

I imagine many possible usecases for example:
Two compositors, one crashes the surfaces are not deleted and you are
logged out to your gdm/sddm login vt, but the other compositor takes
ownership of the surfaces and starts another 'backup compositor' or
another example would be an alternative approach for remote control.

Is two compositors sharing surfaces currently technical possible with wayland?

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 4:06 PM Simon Ser <contact at emersion.fr> wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:44 PM, Damian Ivanov <damianatorrpm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is it possible for two separate compositors to share the same list of
> > surfaces or connect to the other compositor and receive the surfaces
> > or connect to the wayland-0 file and receive new surfaces as well?
> Hi,
> Can you explain what you're trying to achieve? What is your end goal?
> Thanks,
> --
> Simon Ser
> https://emersion.fr

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