[Gambas-user] wayland and screen
benoit.minisini at gambas-basic.org
Tue Jan 31 15:13:03 CET 2023
Le 31/01/2023 à 15:11, Benoit Minisini a écrit :
> Le 31/01/2023 à 14:50, Gianluigi a écrit :
>> Hi Benoit,
>> what do you say about Wayland, what is your opinion?
> It's like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly movie.
> The ugly being that we can't move or activate windows anymore, which is
> a very useful window as soon as your application has more than one window.
> Apparently Wayland developers are aware of that uglyness even if they
> won't admit it, otherwise XWayland (the X11 compatibility layer) would
> not exist.
> In other words: if you really need the X11 features, just target X11. If
> your program run on Wayland, it will be run through XWayland, and
> everything should work as expected.
> At the moment, there is a problem with Gambas that can't explicitly
> target X11 if it detects that Wayland is running. This needs to be
> fixed, as I don't think now that Wayland will fix its uglyness.
> You can prevent a Gambas program to detect Wayland by clearing from its
> environemnt the WAYLAND_DISPLAY variable, and just let the DISPLAY
> To be honest, there are some good too in Wayland. They fixed a lot of
> things that were impossible with the X11 design.
As for uglyness again: GTK+3 / GTK+4 beats Wayland in large margins.
With GTK+ we are almost in an horror movie.
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