Commit f75f0e80 authored by Kristian Høgsberg's avatar Kristian Høgsberg

Add a crazy rambling style TODO file.

parent 43c28eee
*.o
*.so
*.pc
glx-compositor
egl-compositor
wayland-system-compositor
gears
terminal
flower
......
- sync-to-vblank
- switch scanout when top surface is full screen
- what about cursors then? maybe use hw cursors if the cursor
satisfies hw limitations (64x64, only one cursor), switch to
composited cursors if not.
- multihead, screen geometry and crtc layout protocol, hotplug
- input device discovery, hotplug
- Advertise axes as part of the discovery, use something like
"org.wayland.input.x" to identify the axes.
- wayland-system-compositor
- device kit/libudev/console kit integration to discover seats,
that is, groups of input devices and outputs that provide a
means for one user to interact with the system. That is,
typically a mouse, keyboard and a screen. The input devices
will just be evdev devices, the outputs will be a drm device
filename and the specific outputs accessible throught that drm
device.
- send drm device in connection info, probably just udev path.
- cairo-drm; wayland needs cairo-drm one way or another:
- chris wilson (ickle) is doing cairo-drm for i915 now, basically
the pixman-drm idean, but inside cairo instead.
- pixman-drm; move the ddx driver batchbuffer logic into libdrm
and write native, direct rendering acceleration code in
pixman-drm. is a clean approach in that we avoid the mess of
the global GL context leaking through to applications, and we
can bootstrap this project by pulling in the EXA hooks from the
DDX drivers.
- use open gl behind the scenes a la glitz.
- should be possible to provide a realistic api and then stub out
the implementation with pwrite and pread so gtk+ port can proceed.
- XKB like client side library for translating keyboard events to
more useful keycodes and modifiers etc. Will probably be shared
between toolkits as a low-level library.
- port gtk+
- eek, so much X legacy stuff there...
- draw window decorations in gtkwindow.c
- start from alexl's client-side-windows branch
- Details about pointer grabs. wayland doesn't have active grabs,
menus will behave subtly different. Under X, clicking a menu
open grabs the pointer and clicking outside the window pops down
the menu and swallows the click. without active grabs we can't
swallow the click. I'm sure there much more...
- Port Qt? There's already talk about this on the list.
- X on Wayland
- move most of the code from xf86-video-intel into a Xorg wayland
module.
- don't ask KMS for available output and modes, use the info from
the wayland server. then stop mooching off of drmmode.c.
- map multiple wayland input devices to MPX in Xorg.
- rootless; avoid allocating and setting the front buffer, draw
window decorations in the X server (!), how to map input?
- gnome-shell as a wayland session compositor
- runs as a client of the wayland session compositor, uses
clutter+egl on wayland
- talks to an Xorg server as the compositing and window manager
for that server and renders the output to a wayland surface.
the Xorg server should be modified to take input from the system
compositor through gnome-shell, but not allocate a front buffer.
- make gnome-shell itself a nested wayland server and allow native
wayland clients to connect and can native wayland windows with
the windows from the X server.
- qemu as a wayland client; session surface as X case
- qemu has too simple acceleration, so a Wayland backend like the
SDL/VNC ones it has now is trivial.
- paravirt: forward wayland screen info as mmio, expose gem ioctls as mmio
- mapping vmem is tricky, should try to only use ioctl (pwrite+pread)
- not useful for Windows without a windows paravirt driver.
- two approaches: 1) do a toplevel qemu window, or 2) expose a
wayland server in the guest that forwards to the host wayland
server, ie a "remote" compositor, but with the gem buffers
shared. could do a wl_connection directly on mmio memory, with
head and tail pointers. use an alloc_head register to indicate
desired data to write, if it overwrites tail, block guest. just
a socket would be easier.
- make libwayland-client less ghetto
- sparse based idl compiler
- actually make batch/commit batch up commands
- protocol for setting the cursor image
- should we have a mechanism to attach surface to cursor for
guaranteed non-laggy drag?
- auth; We need to generate a random socket name and advertise that
on dbus along with a connection cookie. Something like a method
that returns the socket name and a connection cookie. The
connection cookie is just another random string that the client
must pass to the wayland server to become authenticated. The
Wayland server generates the cookie on demand when the dbus method
is called and expires it after 5s or so.
- enter/leave events from the input devices
- gain, lose keyboard focus events; this event carries information
about which keys are currently held down as a surface gains focus
so the client can deduce modifier state.
- Range protocol may not be sufficient... if a server cycles through
2^32 object IDs we don't have a way to handle wrapping. And since
we hand out a range of 256 IDs to each new clients, we're just
talking about 2^24 clients. That's 31 years with a new client
every minute... Maybe just use bigger ranges, then it's feasible
to track and garbage collect them when a client dies.
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