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    Phoronix: Wayland/Weston 1.0.4 Released; Per-Output Workspaces

    Wayland 1.0.4 was released this week along with an adjoining update to its Weston reference compositor. Separately, a new patch-set has emerged for supporting per-output workspaces...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4NDE

  • #2
    "Per-Output Workspaces" YEESSS!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      if they release wayland more often it might help with porn addiction for many people.

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      • #4
        So what is per-output workspaces?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johnc View Post
          So what is per-output workspaces?
          Im guessing, in a multi-monitor setup every monitor can have its own set of workspaces. 4 workspaces per screen + 2 screens gives you 8 workspaces

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          • #6
            As is with Xorg when you switch work space it switches the work space for each monitor. That can be realy anoying if you are wanting somthing like email on one screen always and just want to switch workspace on the othere screen. With Wayland it would not be posible to just switch the one screen that you want to change workspace for.

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            • #7
              Great!

              Can't wait until 14.10 when Ubuntu should use Wayland as default (my opinion), Compiz drives me crazy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                As is with Xorg when you switch work space it switches the work space for each monitor. That can be realy anoying if you are wanting somthing like email on one screen always and just want to switch workspace on the othere screen. With Wayland it would not be posible to just switch the one screen that you want to change workspace for.
                That's not about Xorg, it's about your WM. X does not know or care about workspaces.

                So if you want that behavior on X, just use a proper WM instead of blaming X

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                • #9
                  Hm, I'm not sure how exactly per output workspaces would work..
                  I mean, imagine dragging a window so that it's halves are on both outputs,
                  then switch workspaces on the first/second output. Which output workspace
                  does the window belong to??

                  Also, while I guess this could be very helpful to some people, I personally really like
                  having one big virtual screen where all monitors share workspaces. When I set up
                  each workspace for a specific task/program, I use all monitors for maximum efficiency,
                  and so I really appreciate the ability to quickly switch between tasks, even with two monitors.

                  But to each their own I guess.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ancurio View Post
                    Hm, I'm not sure how exactly per output workspaces would work..
                    I mean, imagine dragging a window so that it's halves are on both outputs,
                    then switch workspaces on the first/second output. Which output workspace
                    does the window belong to??
                    For this case specifically, I suppose the window will stay in the workspace(s) it were before just not appear on the screen that changed workspace?
                    When you switch workspaces there's no reason for your windows to change workspace as far as I know ..

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