Screensaver Inhibition Support Is Being Worked On For Wayland/Weston
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 4 March 2016 at 08:38 PM EST. 14 Comments
Among the features not putting Wayland at feature parity with X11/X.Org is screensaver inhibition. You know, when you're watching a movie or gaming and don't want the screensaver to interrupt the experience? It's now being worked on for Wayland's reference compositor.

Samsung's Bryce Harrington sent out a set of ten patches Friday afternoon for implementing screensaver inhibition support for Wayland. The patches make adjustments for tracking idle behavior on a per-seat basis and surface activity, new activity tracking functionality, the client and server protocol implementation, and adjusting the fade-out animation for the desktop shell.

Those interested can dig through the new Weston patches here while once fully vetted the protocol changes will likely end up in the official Wayland protocol in the months ahead.
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