[xmonad] Transition from Xlib to XCB

timothyhobbs at seznam.cz timothyhobbs at seznam.cz
Thu Nov 15 22:56:36 CET 2012

The thing about doing wayland, is you DON'T want to just "do" wayland.  
Wayland opens up many new possibilities and those possibilities should be 
engineered around.  Specifically, xmonad's layouts currently  return 
rectangles.  In wayland they should return quadrilaterals with their points 
floating in 3D space, and zoom levels as well.  Wayland gives us the ability
to do things like the zoom layouts correctly, so they would actually make 
things bigger/smaller depending on focus :)  That would be COOL!!!  It is 
one of the biggest things I'm looking forward to in wayland.


---------- Původní zpráva ----------
Od: Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+hs at mega-nerd.com>
Datum: 15. 11. 2012
Předmět: Re: [xmonad] Transition from Xlib to XCB
"Brandon Allbery wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:57 PM, Jochen Keil <jochen.keil at gmail.com> 
> > the wikipedia article on xmonad states that it is (was?) planned to
> > move to XCB "as soon as bindings are available". So, afais there are
> > quite recent bindings [1].
> > Is there a good reason why nobody has started on this yet?
> >
> Wikipedia is apparently way behind. It was started, and it was stopped
> because xcb turns out to require a complete redesign of xmonad. Likewise,
> there is no intent to port xmonad to Wayland; it could not be done as a
> port, but requires a complete redesign from scratch.

Xmonad was originally redesigned for X11, but Brian McKenna has made it
work with the Mac OS X native windowing API. Surely doing Wayland as
well is not much more difficult than OS X?

Erik de Castro Lopo

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