I wonder if you all remember, that before this "alt-tab", Weston got "exposť", and a long long time before that it got "super-tab" (super is the default "alt" key of Weston). In essence, this is a third different way of picking a new window to focus.
No idea if it's a desktop system or not. Or what a desktop system is. I was reading the article and got the impression that you can't alt+tab out of full screen applications with Wayland. Which sounds ridiculous, because alt+tabbing is such an important thing that people must be able to do. It's taken for granted.
Originally Posted by valeriodean
Wayland and Weston are different things. You can't alt+tab with Weston. You can with other compositors.
Originally Posted by RealNC
Different things yes. Wayland has nothing to do with this. Switching between apps/windows is purely a compositor feature.
Originally Posted by mrugiero
Why are you saying such a thing about Weston?
Window switching by keyboard shortcut has been present in Weston since February 2011:
It was super+tab, not alt+tab, is that your point? Or did it not work with fullscreen apps?
In November 2013 Weston got exposay:
which is another way to switch between windows, initiated by keyboard, used by pointer.
If these things have bugs with fullscreen apps, please report those bugs.
No, my point was that it doesn't matter at all. One should not look at Weston (at least, pure Weston) if one is not a developer looking for references or for a testbed, period. End users shouldn't care about what Weston is or is not capable to do, because it's not intended for them, but some people seem to forget in a daily basis about that.
Originally Posted by pq__