weston-info as a standalone utility

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 07:52:14 UTC 2020

Hi Pekka

On Mon, 13 Jul 2020 at 08:53, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> could you explain a bit more about how weston-info is so different
> from the other simple demos?

Precisely, it is not a demo, nor a test, it's a useful tool for
regular users and developers.

> I'll throw in an extra idea: Weston should be good for testing
> other projects in CI, as a headless display server to run your
> project to be tested against. We haven't done it upstream, so I'm
> not sure it's as easy as it should be. The repository hosting
> wayland-info would be perfect for this: have the CI run
> wayland-info against a version-locked Weston release and verify
> the output is as expected. Wayland-info gets CI to begin with, and
> we see how Weston bends to the task. You can also add other Wayland
> compositors to CI to test wayland-info against.

Sure, I mean, I am not very familiar with the CI and its implications,
but why not :)


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