The State of Wayland's GSoC Project For Improved Output Handling
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 22 August 2016 at 01:18 PM EDT. 8 Comments
Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling.

Student developer Armin Krezović was getting his feet wet with Wayland this summer and was led by veteran Wayland developer Pekka Paalanen.

Krezović tasked himself with making Weston start without any ouputs, make Weston survive if all outputs are unplugged at runtime, writing a test suite for verifying behavior, and making Weston able to configure output layouts via a config file.

Armin Krezović appears to have made good progress on all of this work, but the code isn't quite ready for merging yet. The current code is available via his GitHub repository.

He concluded on his report, "I still plan to finish what I started, meaning that I'll work on layout configuration and new output API until it's merged. So long, and thanks for all the fish!"
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