Wayland-Protocols 1.15 Adds XDG-Decoration Protocol For Server-Side Window Decorations
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 5 July 2018 at 10:34 AM EDT. 53 Comments
WAYLAND --
Wayland-Protocols 1.15 has been released that introduces the new (unstable) XDG-Decoration protocol for drawing window decorations with Wayland.

The XDG-Decoration protocol is responsible for negotiating server-side rendering of window decorations for XDG top-level windows. By using this protocol, it provides a standardized way for Wayland compositors to draw window decorations and to send the preference to the clients. Clients can request server-side decorations with this protocol, which is based upon the server-side decoration work done so far by the KDE and Sway groups.

The XDG-Decoration protocol still lets clients self-decoration (client-side decorations) if desired. This new protocol is unstable and subject to breakage as more developers, particularly compositor developers, eye supporting it and suiting it to their own use-cases.

The brief Wayland-Protocols 1.15 release can be found on the Wayland mailing list.
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