weston-info as a standalone utility

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 15:14:32 UTC 2020


On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 16:41, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 15:38, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > +1 for having this under the wayland organization in Gitlab.
> > +1 for deleting weston-info from Weston repository.
> >
> > Shall we keep the new repository only for "info" tools, or should
> > it contain more, like Weston's simple-shm, simple-egl, and a
> > rewrite of weston-eventdemo that doesn't use toytoolkit?
> >
> > I would be fine with moving all "simple" clients from Weston
> > repository to there if that's appropriate.
> +1 to all of the above. I'd be happy to see it in a utils and examples
> repo, with at least the ones you mentioned here. I don't think
> toytoolkit should ever be pushed in there, because then we run the
> danger of people thinking it might be a good idea.

Thanks for your support!

Having another "utils and example" repo is a good idea, but I think
weston-info stands apart from the other programs you mentioned,
simple-shm, simple-egl or eventdemo are more testing or debugging
tools, I reckon.

I mean weston-info is simple and generic enough that it deserves a
repo of its own. Besides, having it in its own repo would allow for
new releases whenever we see fit, i.e. when we want to add more
information for new protocols, without having to deal with other
unrelated tools.


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