xfway: added support for alt-tab switcher

adlo adloconwy at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 03:54:10 CEST 2022

> On 15 Jan 2022, at 14:02, Alex <acs82 at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi adlo,
> Interesting ! What are your further plans with it ?
> You plan to dump the remaining X11 code ? Or do you plan to support
> both, X11 and wayland sessions ?

I think I plan to support both X11 and Wayland, though I haven’t actually tested that the X11 code still works.

> You want to rename the project to xfway ? (keeping "xfwm4" as name would
> be confusing if it is going to be a wayland-only compositor)

I’m not sure if I want it to be an independent project or an actual port of xfwm4 to Wayland that’s officially part of xfce, so if it’s an independent project it will be called xfway and if it’s an official part of xfce it would be called xfwm4.

ofourdan favours the libmutter route. The advantage is that it would be a familiar ecosystem, as there is already a good relationship between the xfce and GNOME communities. However, this would mean that xfce4-panel and xfdesktop would have to be integrated into the compositor and they would no longer be separate components.

I keep wondering whether it would be better to use libmutter, but I don’t think I would be interested in developing a highly integrated desktop environment.

As a result of being unsure which library I should use, I’m not sure whether I want this to be an official part of Xfce or an independent project.


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