Multi-Seat Support Running Well In Wayland/Weston
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 3 June 2013 at 11:05 AM EDT. 46 Comments
With new patches, multi-seat support for Wayland with the Weston compositor is beginning to work well. For showing off Wayland/Weston multi-seat handling, a video has been made.

Multiple seats can now be done with Weston whereby multiple keyboards and mice can all access a common workspace and from there work simultaneously.

The video description explains, "the weston compositor showing multiple seat support. A number of seats can be configured in udev, sharing a common work space. Each seat controls it's own pointer an has it's own focus, enabling collaborative user experience."

Now here's the video:

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