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    Default XDG-Shell Protocol Added For Wayland

    Phoronix: XDG-Shell Protocol Added For Wayland

    Kristian Høgsberg committed on Tuesday the initial XDG-Shell protocol support...

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

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    Default s/Wayland/Weston/

    xdg_shell was added to Weston, not Wayland.

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    They apparently realized that the Wayland protocol being developed mostly by Intel with non-PC solutions in mind (Tizen, cars etc) stayed underdeveloped as a desktop solution, this became clear when Gnome and KDE started implementing Wayland for serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    They apparently realized that the Wayland protocol being developed mostly by Intel with non-PC solutions in mind (Tizen, cars etc) stayed underdeveloped as a desktop solution, this became clear when Gnome and KDE started implementing Wayland for serious.
    And here comes the trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    And here comes the trolling.
    XDG shell is there for a good reason, like it or not, playing the "troll" card doesn't change the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    They apparently realized that the Wayland protocol being developed mostly by Intel with non-PC solutions in mind (Tizen, cars etc) stayed underdeveloped as a desktop solution, this became clear when Gnome and KDE started implementing Wayland for serious.
    It was always known. The wl_shell protocol was never developed into a full desktop shell protocol because the DE developers were needed to do a useful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giucam View Post
    It was always known. The wl_shell protocol was never developed into a full desktop shell protocol because the DE developers were needed to do a useful work.
    That's not the only reason. Desktop paradigms change, and including the infrastructure for a particular one to the core protocol leads to the kind of bloat X11 has. Separation of concerns helps you not having to ditch all of your previous work when a given paradigm becomes obsolete. If in a few years the concept of maximizing loses sense, having this in a core protocol becomes bloat.

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