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  • #11
    Originally posted by asdx
    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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    • #12
      Originally posted by TAXI View Post
      A protocol to speak with what? Gallium? Or between GTK/QT and the compositor (Weston)?
      asdx is correct.

      Wayland is the protocol. Just like X has the X11 protocol, for clients to talk with the server. So yes, you could say it is between toolkits (Gtk, Qt, EFL, ...) and a server.

      Libwayland (often just "wayland") is a C library, which implements the Wayland (core and few extensions) protocol bindings, and offers a C application programming interface for easy use. You could say that libwayland turns C function calls into bytes that are transferred through a local Unix socket, and it does also the opposite.

      Weston is the reference Wayland server (and a compositor and a window manager in the same package). It is the reference compositor, because it is what the Wayland depelopers mainly work on. There are also other Wayland compositors, I think Qt has a handful, for instance.

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      • #13
        I dunno, the more I read about what wayland is in this thread, the more I keep thinking "this is just X11 with a different name" lol.. so basically it's a protocol (much like X11) that can manage windows and workspaces (much like X11)..

        I was under the impression that Wayland provides a very thin layer for applications to dump their GUI stuff on. I didn't think there would be window management involved or anything like that.

        Please forgive me if I sound noobish here.
        Last edited by 9a3eedi; 06-13-2012, 05:22 PM.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by 9a3eedi View Post
          I dunno, the more I read about what wayland is in this thread, the more I keep thinking "this is just X11 with a different name" lol
          As far as i understand it it does the same job (period) while removing parts that are not needed in a modern graphics stack and simplifying the codebase. For the end user it will make no difference.

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          • #15
            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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