CFV: New Project: Wakefield
Joseph D. Darcy
joe.darcy at oracle.com
Wed Aug 11 18:02:09 UTC 2021
On 8/11/2021 6:41 AM, Philip Race wrote:
> I hereby propose the creation of the Wakefield Project to implement
> support in JDK for the Wayland  display server for Linux with Phil
> Race as the lead and the Client Libraries Group as the sponsoring Group.
> Background and Motivation:
> As previously noted in the well received Call for Discussion , the
> Linux community has been working on a complete replacement for the
> 1980's era X11 desktop display server protocol with new protocols and
> libraries that support client-side rendering and a compositing desktop
> windowing system.
> This is now the default desktop server technology on several Linux
> distros, including RHEL 8, OL 8, and Ubuntu 21.04, and some day may be
> the only display server, with X11 applications supported only via a
> compatibility mode, in which certain critical Java SE desktop APIs as
> implemented for X11 will not function completely and therefore will
> not be TCK compliant.
> The Wakefield Project will pursue two goals:
> - a short to medium term solution for JDK running on Wayland in X11
> compatibility mode
> - a medium to long term solution for JDK running as a native Wayland
> The latter is the main goal but is significantly more work and will
> take years to fully complete and deliver, hence the need for the short
> term goal too.
> In due course, one or more JEPs will be submitted based on work from
> this Project.
> The proposed Project lead, Phil Race is the lead of the Client
> Libraries Group  and the Lanai Project  and has worked on the
> JDK client technologies for many years.
> Proposed Initial committers include
> Phil Race (prr)
> Alexander Zvegintsev (azvegint)
> Alexander Zuev (kizune)
> Sergey Bylokhov (serb)
> Kevin Rushforth (kcr)
> Pankaj Bansal (pbansal)
> Alexey Ushakov (avu)
> Dmitry Batrak (dbatrak)
> Maxim Kartashev maxim.kartashev at jetbrains.com
> <mailto:maxim.kartashev at jetbrains.com>
> Nikita Gubarkov nikita.gubarkov at jetbrains.com
> <mailto:nikita.gubarkov at jetbrains.com>
> Mario Torre (neugens)
> Roman Kennke (rkennke)
> Zdenek Zambersky <zzambers at redhat.com>
> A complete list will be provided to the registrar on the successful
> conclusion of this CFV.
> Votes are due by 5pm PDT on Wednesday August 25th 2021.
> Only current OpenJDK Members  are eligible to vote on this motion.
> Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list.
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> -Phil Race.
>  https://wayland.freedesktop.org/
>  https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/discuss/2021-July/005846.html
>  https://openjdk.java.net/census#client-libs
>  https://openjdk.java.net/census#lanai
>  http://openjdk.java.net/census#members
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/#new-project-vote
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