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    Default Wayland Can Now Handle Virtual Workspaces

    Phoronix: Wayland Can Now Handle Virtual Workspaces

    As the latest Wayland progress, patches have emerged so that the reference Weston compositor can handle virtual workspaces...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTExODQ

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    Default Clipboard works?

    Does clipboard work in Wayland?

    What happen, if I open a application, copy something, then close it.
    Will it still be in the buffer ready for me to paste it, or will it be gone?

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    It won't be long now until Wayland has a tenth of X's features.

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    I'm confused here.. I thought workspaces was implemented by the window manager and not the display server.... right? And wasn't Wayland supposed to be a very minimalist approach to a display server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9a3eedi View Post
    I'm confused here.. I thought workspaces was implemented by the window manager and not the display server.... right? And wasn't Wayland supposed to be a very minimalist approach to a display server?
    The patches are for weston which is the compositing window manager i think (not sure on that). Weston and Wayland are used interchangeably in this case and it creates a bit of confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    The compositor, display server and window manager are the same in Wayland. They're one single entity AFAIK.
    You're sure?
    What is Weston good for then? And if it's harlinked to Wayland cause it's one single entity, why is it called a reference compositor then?

    //EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland...er_protocol%29
    So Wayland is a window manager, but:
    "Existing compositing window managers, such as Compiz, KWin, and Mutter are expected to implement Wayland support directly, to become Wayland compositors / display servers."
    So Weston is just for testing Wayland and will not be used on desktops when Wayland will replace X, I think.
    Last edited by TAXI; 06-12-2012 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAXI View Post
    So Weston is just for testing Wayland and will not be used on desktops when Wayland will replace X, I think.
    It will most likely remain as fully featured and very extensible compositor. Like we now have multiple X.org window managers in the future we will have many Wayland compositor and Weston will be one them along side Mutter, KWin, Compiz and others.

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    Weston will probably be to Wayland what TWM is to X Windows.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twm

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Wayland is the protocol.
    A protocol to speak with what? Gallium? Or between GTK/QT and the compositor (Weston)?
    Weston is a WM/compositor/display server that uses the Wayland protocol, isn't it?
    I don't really know, hence why I asked. So don't ask the clueless, better explain it to him...

    Sorry if I sound noobish, but in that topic I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Does clipboard work in Wayland?

    What happen, if I open a application, copy something, then close it.
    Will it still be in the buffer ready for me to paste it, or will it be gone?
    I tried it. It acts glitchy under some circumstances...
    ...I but I opened two terminals, copied text off one and closed it and then pasted it in the other one.

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