Wayland-Protocols 1.6 Adds XDG-Foreign, Idle-Inhibit
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 12 August 2016 at 08:29 AM EDT. 6 Comments
WAYLAND --
A new version of the Wayland Protocols is now available.

There are two new unstable protocols to Wayland-Protocols 1.6: xdg-foreign and idle-inhibit. The XDG-Foreign protocol adds a top-level surface from another client. The XDG-Foreign protocol was further explained in its commit as "setting up inter surface relationships across clients. Potential use cases are out-of-process dialogs, such as file dialogs, meant to be used by sandboxed processes that may not have the access it needs to implement such dialogs."

The idle-inhibit protocol is about stopping idle behavior such as screen blanking or starting the screensaver. The idle inhibition is important for video players and other settings where you may not want your viewing experience to be interrupted.

That's it for Wayland-Protocols 1.6. Details via the mailing list announcement.
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