Linked by martini on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:02 UTC
X11, Window Managers Wayland 1.0 was officialy released on October 22. Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.
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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by renox on Wed 24th Oct 2012 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
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I've seen far too much pain and suffering from Windows, where a busy app can block itself from being moved, resized, refocused, or minimized.

Weston (like Windows now) will ping the application and if it doesn't answer will takeover the window, which will allow you to still manage the window.

As is, it feels as if Linux might be the only platform REgressing rather than PROgressing when it comes to not trusting applications to be perfect.

It's an either/or situation, both have advantages and drawback:
-client side decoration: looks better but can be a problem if the application is blocked and resizing can be "jerky" if the application is slow.
-server side decoration: resizing the window is smooth but the content of the window can be ugly if the application is slow, less pretty for transformed windows.

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