Call for Discussion : New Project to support the Wayland display server on Linux

Robert Marcano robert at
Fri Jul 16 13:18:43 UTC 2021

On 7/7/21 9:24 AM, Philip Race wrote:
> There are some unknowns and questions, such as what are the options for 
> supporting Robot ?
> What other support is missing ? What platform APIs should the 
> implementation  use ?
> How does a native Wayland solution interoperate with OpenJFX ?

Among the APIs in consideration are all related to window positioning. 
Wayland doesn't allow clients to tell the window position, the reason is 
that Wayland compositors aren't expected to be always traditional 
desktops, for example a tiling window manager.

There were a proposal to add a cookie like extension to allow 
applications to say Wayland to store the current position and the then 
be able to restore it later, but I don't think that progressed too much.

> Comments, expressions of interest etc are welcome.
> -Phil Race, for the Java client groups.
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