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Thread: What Is The Wayland Display Server & Its Protocol?

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    Does Wayland have something like X forwarding or is it for local use only?

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    From what I know, Wayland is a standalone server. It can use X.org server for server<->client stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    From what I know, Wayland is a standalone server. It can use X.org server for server<->client stuff.
    It's a library combining minimal display-related technologies (X driver, wayland protocol handler) to be used by a compositor to implement a Wayland protocol server. It appears that the compositor could implement network forwarding, although the current sample implementation does not.

    Since X server can be Wayland clients, X technologies can be used beneath. The eventual goal is apps on Wayland without X, but this takes improving the Wayland protocol to a point it suits apps.

    Rendering Client-side means frozen apps can't move by their top bar, but could move using the option on the window list (since Wayland holds position info). If it's a problem, GTK/Qt may implement a UI thread to keep the app UI alive. An old message queue could also produce a not-responding box.

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    Another level of indirection...

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