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    Phoronix: Wayland's Weston 9.0 Aims For Release In Early September

    With Weston 8.0 having shipped in January, Wayland developers are beginning to prepare for the next feature release of this reference Wayland compositor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-9.0-Schedule

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    He is planning to tag the Weston 9.0 Alpha at the end of June, a Weston 9.0 Beta in mid-August, and a first release candidate at the end of April
    August, maybe?

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    • #3
      Still no taskbar? OMG how this can be used?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by birdie View Post
        Still no taskbar? OMG how this can be used?
        Weston is the reference compositor. In other words, it's a tech demo, or a framework to build upon. It's not for end-users.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by birdie View Post
          Still no taskbar? OMG how this can be used?
          No, but it has an application launcher bar. Unfortunately the position cannot be changed. It would be nice to be able to customize the position to be bottom or top, and maybe even left and right.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post

            No, but it has an application launcher bar. Unfortunately the position cannot be changed. It would be nice to be able to customize the position to be bottom or top, and maybe even left and right.
            I can live without that. I mean, I'm already using Gnome Wayland and Plasma Wayland without a taskbar.

            What I need from Weston is a way to present all windows into a miniature grid when the display gets completely cluttered up with windows. Gnome and Plasma has this feature, but Weston doesn't. And that's what keeps me from using Weston as a minimal GUI session. And there 's also the issue of Weston not functioning at all on all my machines installed with Debian 10; it simply won't start.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post

              No, but it has an application launcher bar. Unfortunately the position cannot be changed. It would be nice to be able to customize the position to be bottom or top, and maybe even left and right.
              You actually can configure the application launcher to be bottom or top and I think also left and right, from weston.ini

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ubuntuweston View Post

                You actually can configure the application launcher to be bottom or top and I think also left and right, from weston.ini
                I am not sure that setting works, maybe it does, I haven't used Weston in a long time.
                Either way, an option to have it on left or right side would be cool too. Like Unity had the app launcher bar on the left side.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ubuntuweston View Post

                  You actually can configure the application launcher to be bottom or top and I think also left and right, from weston.ini
                  Works for me. weston-8.0 Its under the [shell] section: panel-position=(top|bottom|left|right|none)

                  Just to note that I find weston useful for easy testing. Just switch to an open vt and type 'weston-launch' and bobs your uncle. I just have a terminal launcher in the panel, from there you can run whatever and see how things work.

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