Taiwins 0.2 is out

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Mon Sep 21 11:25:46 UTC 2020

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 2:40 PM Sichem Zhou <sichem.zh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A long while ago [1]. I introduced the Taiwins wayland compositor. It was built upon libweston. It turned out despite my attempts, I couldn't get my patches to merge in libweston. Libweston has quite a few bugs and missing features to fit the role of a daily driver.
> These past few months, Taiwins was going through a long refactoring process in migrating from libweston. Today, taiwins uses a very thin layer of wlroots for hardware abstraction, the next release will target on removing the reliance of wlroots as well. Today it has the features of:
> - dynamic window management.
> - extensible and easy configuration through lua.
> - very efficient GL renderer, updates only the damages.
> - a widget system and you can create widgets through lua as well.
> - built-in shell and application launcher.
> - configurable theme.
> - emacs-like key sequence based binding system.
> - built-in profiler and rendering debugger.
> Along the way, I developed Twobjects [2], a backend agnostic wayland object implementation for compositors. This library implements basic wayland protocols as well as various other wayland protocols like 'xdg-shell' and many more. Using twobjects, you can focus on building your own unique features for the compositor and let it handle the most tedious protocol implementations.It doesn't expose everything as `wl_signals` like wlroots does, so you don't need to write additional glue code for it.
> Taiwins is still in development but missing features are getting less and less, you can check out its website https://taiwins.org or if you would like to help, check out the project page https://github.com/taiwins/taiwins for getting started.
> Thanks,
> Xichen
> [1] https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2020-May/041458.html
> [2] https://github.com/taiwins/twobjects

Checked taiwins.org but it seems down.

Good luck with your project!

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