[vlc-devel] backporting wayland inhibiter module to 3.x branch

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jan 27 12:28:06 CET 2020


Wayland is mostly unusable in VLC 3.0 for other reasons than inhibiting the screensaver. So I don't see the point in back-porting that.

Le 27 janvier 2020 12:47:36 GMT+02:00, Alexandre Janniaux <ajanni at videolabs.io> a écrit :
>The wayland inhibit module has been there since 2018 thanks to
>Rémi, but never went to a 3.x release, which means that there
>is no wayland inhibiter for Wayland compositors.
>The wayland protocol used is experimental and unstable, but
>can be found on the project repository. [1]
>As an unstable protocol, I understand it never went to 3.x
>branch before, but is supported by at least wlroots (sway)
>and KDE.  It is not supported by GNOME though, which iirc
>still uses DBus inhibiter.
>As there are reports of inhibiter not working on multiple
>compositor using this feature, would it make sense to
>backport this module in 3.x or is it too unstable to be
>integrated and users should wait 4.0?
>Thanks for your input,
>Alexandre Janniaux
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