Wayland's Weston Now Supports Maximizing XWayland Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 3 February 2015 at 08:52 AM EST. 10 Comments
A change accepted into Wayland's Weston compositor codebase on Monday allows for maximizing XWayland windows.

This reference compositor to Wayland now has the ability to finally maximize XWayland windows, but only when maximizing in both directions.

The patch by Giulio Camuffo explains, "This patch adds the maximize button to the window frame for the windows which set the MWM_DECOR_MAXIMIZE hint, and it wires it with the shell via a new method in weston_shell_interface. Additionally, it also listens for the wm hints coming from the client, but it doesn't support maximizing a window only vertically or horizontally. The window will be maximized only when both directions are maximized."

The change is now in Git and is a last minute change ahead of the Wayland/Weston 1.7.0 release expected later this month.
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