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xdg-desktop-portal reviews and mentions

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  • Flathub: One million active users and growing
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jan 2024
  • Changes to xdg.portals?
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 28 Nov 2023
  • PCSX2 Disables Wayland Support
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Nov 2023
    >Not losing all the work every time your windows manager crashes


    >remapping keys

    >Use xinput to change parameters of their input devices (libinput dropped most configuration options present with evdev)

    Up to the compositor.

    >Global shortcuts

    Also up to the compositor. Was added to xdp in https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/blob/main/data... so it's up to the compositor's xdp impl to provide it. It was created by a KDE dev so I assume KDE implements it at least.

    >tunnelling over ssh


  • Gnome developer proposes removing the X11 session
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2023
    > - O proper screen recording support

    Works just fine. I use OBS.

    > - broken screen sharing

    Never had any trouble with it.

    > - No proper global keyboard shortcut

    > - No push to talk support

    On its way: https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/pull/711 / https://flatpak.github.io/xdg-desktop-portal/#gdbus-org.free...

    > - Several problems with multiple screens

    Haven't had any more than on X11, but then again I do use Nvidia hardware on Linux.

  • The Guy Preserving the New History of PC Games, One Linux Port at a Time
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Sep 2023
    It might help, but at this point Linux containers can't really stabilize the whole environment, especially for games. Particular pain points include accelerated graphics (which theoretically can have a stable kernel interface, but in practice is so complex and performance-sensitive that it's not stable enough to be a "reference platform", so to speak) and modern game controllers (which present a whole mess of concerns typically "addressed" in Flatpak by granting the device=all permission and hoping for the best [1]).

    I also know a guy who ran into issues with a kernel update breaking a custom allocator, although I don't know the fine details. That wasn't for a game, but games also use custom allocators for various reasons.

    [1] https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/issues/536

  • Unpacking Elixir: Syntax
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Sep 2023
    I don't use Wayland, but it seems xdg-desktop-portal since 1.16.0 has a 'Global Shortcuts portal'. Perhaps check it out.


  • UX Hurdles in Open Source #1: Flatpak Permissions
    1 project | /r/linux | 27 Jun 2023
    It's being discussed: https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/issues/611
  • Advice: TW or Aeon
    2 projects | /r/openSUSE | 26 Jun 2023
    The first bug report was filed in early 2022 but unfortunately no progress yet on the matter, even after numerous similar reports ever since.
  • Native messaging for Firefox
    1 project | /r/flatpak | 23 Jun 2023
  • Xdg portal hyprland and launching gui apps
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 21 Jun 2023
    Yeah been having the same issue since I changed to using the unstable branch, supposedly noticed and fixed upstream for a few variants of the problem (different people with different configurations of DE and xdg-* deps installed report the same issue due to timeouts of the other portals)
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