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Workspace Support for Wayland's Weston

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Published on 29 August 2012 05:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Patches have emerged today that provide support for workspaces with Wayland's Weston compositor and default shell.

Jonas Ã…dahl published a set of six patches that provide support for workspaces on Wayland/Weston. The patches provide a sample implementation of workspaces for the weston.ini configuration file, support for moving surfaces between workspaces with the Weston shell, a workspace manager interface, improved focus handling, and other changes needed to make workspaces on the Weston shell a reality.

Those interested in checking out the patches prior to them being merged in the Weston repository can find them on the wayland-devel mailing list.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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