Wayland Protocols 1.13 Introduces New Input Timestamp Protocol
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 15 February 2018 at 03:44 AM EST. 7 Comments
Jonas Ã…dahl on Wednesday announced Wayland-Protocols 1.13, the collection of stable and unstable protocols to Wayland.

The single major change to Wayland Protocols 1.13 is the introduction of the input-timestamps protocol. This protocol extension is for providing high resolution timestamps for input events.

This new protocol was worked on by Collabora and aims for high-resolution timestamp events to complement the current Wayland pointer/keyboard/touch events relying upon a 32-bit timestamp. This new protocol is more ideal for latency measurements and other isolated use-cases where a higher degree of precision is useful.

This protocol provides a way to both request and receive high-resolution timestamps while retaining compatibility for the existing 32-bit timestamp events.

The brief 1.13 release announcement can be read on Wayland-devel.

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