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  • 1. with i18n hacks Peng Wu Presented by Red Hat License statement goes here. See for acceptable licenses. Wayland intro
  • 2. Today's Topics 1. X Window Background 2. Wayland intro 3. Wayland with input method frameworks 4. Wayland i18n hacks 5. Summary
  • 3. X Window Background
  • 4. X originated at the MIT in 1984 Since then, never touched the core protocol X Window History
  • 5. parts of the core protocol seldom used today X11 core graphics functionality seldom used XIM protocol bypassed by input method frameworks, such as ibus, scim, fcitx. Why not X?
  • 6. clients render locally clients tell the X server what they've drawn the server asks the WM to display it the window manager decides what to draw and where the X server displays what the WM rendered So, the window manager is the new X server Client Rendering Steps
  • 7. Wayland intro
  • 8. Wayland - Wayland Compositor Infrastructure Weston - The Weston Wayland Compositor libinput - input device management and event handling library Wayland dissected
  • 9. RPC mechanism designed for window system Utility functions for client/server development Generate codes from XML protocol definition some client/server codes for communicating with the display server. Define the core wayland protocol in protocol/wayland.xml Wayland intro
  • 10. The Reference Wayland Compositor Reference Implementation Support additionally protocols in weston/protocol Maybe we could call these as extensions? For input method support See text.xml and input-method.xml Weston display server
  • 11. clients render locally clients tell the server what they've drawn the server decides what to draw and where So, Wayland just cut out the middle man Client Rendering Steps
  • 12. it's tractable 'every frame is perfect' a set of pixels that should be shown in a window coherently at one time Wayland Pros
  • 13. client says, 'display this' server displays it job done. solely frame-based
  • 14. Wayland with input method frameworks
  • 15. Bus-Centric Architecture It has an ibus-daemon, which manages all clients. all engines, panel, config modules & clients are clients of ibus-daemon. iBus is based on dbus IPC protocol. ibus intro
  • 16. ibus architecture ibus daemon Application (GTK+) Application (QT) ibus XIM Server ibus panel UI ibus engine pinyin ibus engine anthy ibus config
  • 17. XIM protocol is old, and have many problems. Many GUI ToolKits implement own IMModules Gtk+ - GtkIMContext QT – QinputContext The XIM is by-passed by default configuration. ibus with X
  • 18. Proposed architecture Gtk+ App Wayland D-BUS ibus daemon
  • 19. Every daemon serves one aspect of functionality. weston for display dbus for RPC ibus for input Gtk+ Apps talks to the specific daemon only when needed. Why not by-pass display server again? ;-) Advantages
  • 20. Wayland i18n hacks
  • 21. fixes dual-width glyph spaces problem learned it from vte widget Fixes cursor problem with vim, emacs respect the virtual terminal spec weston terminal hacks
  • 22. Wayland is wonderful more works on Wayland i18n supports input methods font rendering Summary
  • 23. Questions? License statement goes here. See for acceptable licenses. Contact: