Diffusion KWin 7b13393b647c

[platforms/wayland] Multi output support

Authored by romangg on Feb 22 2019, 9:57 AM.


[platforms/wayland] Multi output support

This patch rewrites large parts of the Wayland platform plugin, in order to
facilitate the testing of multi output behavior in nested KWin sessions.

For that a new class WaylandOutput is introduced, which is based on
AbstractOutput and by that shares functionality with our virtual and DRM
platform plugins.

The EGL/GBM and QPainter backends have been remodelled after the DRM one,
sharing similiarities there as well now.

Pointer grabbing has been rewritten to support multiple outputs, now using
pointer locking instead of confining and drawing in this case onto a sub-
surface, which get dynamically recreated in between the different output
surfaces while the cursor is being moved.

Window resizing is possible if host supports xdg-shell, but currently the
mode size does not yet fill the new window size.

The number of outputs can be set by command line argument --output-count,
scaling is also supported by setting the argument --scale.

Further steps could be:

  • Enabling automatic fill of resized windows via Wayland mode change
  • Multiple diverging initial sizes and scale factors for mulitple outputs

Watch it in action: https://youtu.be/FYItn1jvkbI

Test Plan: Tested it in live session.

Reviewers: KWin, davidedmundson

Reviewed By: KWin, davidedmundson

Subscribers: davidedmundson, zzag, kwin

Tags: KWin

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D18465


romanggMar 20 2019, 1:43 PM
Differential Revision
D18465: [platforms/wayland] Multi output support
R108:0ab907c7fdb8: orientation sensor: Add comments for translators