Bug 48981 - Protocol: Remote Wayland / network transparency
Summary: Protocol: Remote Wayland / network transparency
Alias: None
Product: Wayland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: wayland (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Wayland bug list
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Reported: 2012-04-20 10:56 UTC by Darxus
Modified: 2014-10-03 17:18 UTC (History)
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Description Darxus 2012-04-20 10:56:49 UTC
Maybe try to make remote wayland actually happen, to see if there is something in the protocol/architecute that makes it harder than it should be.
Comment 1 Darxus 2012-04-20 10:59:12 UTC
This was attempted unsuccessfully for a GSoC: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTgxMQ
Comment 2 Darxus 2012-06-21 14:01:59 UTC
Remote display of wayland using wcap:  http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2012-June/004026.html

<nobled> question: if "values are represented in the host's
         byte-order," and it's going to be possible to run
         wayland remotely over a network, what happens if the
         compositor has opposite endianness from a client?
<krh> nobled: which values?
<nobled> just quoting http://wayland.freedesktop.org/docs/html/sect-Protocol-Wire-Format.html
<krh> nobled: ah, we'll tunnel the wayland protocol in some kind
      of container protocol
<krh> so we can have a endian/etc handshake at that level
<krh> and use one channel for the wayland protocol and other
      channes for fd and buffer content
<krh> one such protocol could be spdy, actually
<nobled> well presumably fd passing is not going to be something
         you can do over a network socket...
<nobled> so it's not a good idea to have a handshake or something
         in wayland itself?
<krh> right, you need a proxy server that looks like a local
      wayland server, which then talks spdy (for example) over
      the internet to the remote server
<krh> that server will read from fd's in the protocol and turn
      them into a spdy channel
<krh> nobled: I don't think so
Comment 3 Kristian Høgsberg 2012-10-10 23:10:27 UTC
Initial prototype here:


Not going to let this block 1.0 though, taking off blocker list.
Comment 4 Daniel Stone 2014-10-03 17:18:05 UTC
Not really a core Wayland issue as such.

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