[Interest] qt5 window setGeometry and move not work in wayland platform

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Aug 11 15:48:59 CEST 2014

On Monday 11 August 2014 16:34:48 Giulio Camuffo wrote:
> > So interactive moving only, but nothing to ask programmatically for a
> > window to be moved by some delta.
> Actually, both. Clients can ask the compositor to move a surface by a
> dx,dy when attaching a buffer.

The compositor is free to ignore such a request, though.

General windows don't need to know where they are and thus don't need to tell 
the compositor where they should be. The compositor has placed them where they 
fit and, if the user wants to move it, the user will initiate the moving.

That does not apply to desktop fixtures, like docks and taskbars. As agreed 
back in 2012, those fixtures are considered extensions of the compositor 
itself. The best way to accomplish them is to modify the compositor to draw 
them where the compositor wants to.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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