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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<protocol name="subsurface">
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<interface name="wl_subcompositor" version="1">
<description summary="sub-surface compositing">
The global interface exposing sub-surface compositing capabilities.
A wl_surface, that has sub-surfaces associated, is called the
parent surface. Sub-surfaces can be arbitrarily nested and create
a tree of sub-surfaces.
The root surface in a tree of sub-surfaces is the main
surface. The main surface cannot be a sub-surface, because
sub-surfaces must always have a parent.
A main surface with its sub-surfaces forms a (compound) window.
For window management purposes, this set of wl_surface objects is
to be considered as a single window, and it should also behave as
such.
The aim of sub-surfaces is to offload some of the compositing work
within a window from clients to the compositor. A prime example is
a video player with decorations and video in separate wl_surface
objects. This should allow the compositor to pass YUV video buffer
processing to dedicated overlay hardware when possible.
</description>
<request name="destroy" type="destructor">
<description summary="unbind from the subcompositor interface">
Informs the server that the client will not be using this
protocol object anymore. This does not affect any other
objects, wl_subsurface objects included.
</description>
</request>
<enum name="error">
<entry name="bad_surface" value="0"
summary="the to-be sub-surface is invalid"/>
</enum>
<request name="get_subsurface">
<description summary="give a surface the role sub-surface">
Create a sub-surface interface for the given surface, and
associate it with the given parent surface. This turns a
plain wl_surface into a sub-surface.
The to-be sub-surface must not already have a dedicated
purpose, like any shell surface type, cursor image, drag icon,
or sub-surface. Otherwise a protocol error is raised.
</description>
<arg name="id" type="new_id" interface="wl_subsurface"
summary="the new subsurface object id"/>
<arg name="surface" type="object" interface="wl_surface"
summary="the surface to be turned into a sub-surface"/>
<arg name="parent" type="object" interface="wl_surface"
summary="the parent surface"/>
</request>
</interface>
<interface name="wl_subsurface" version="1">
<description summary="sub-surface interface to a wl_surface">
An additional interface to a wl_surface object, which has been
made a sub-surface. A sub-surface has one parent surface. A
sub-surface's size and position are not limited to that of the parent.
Particularly, a sub-surface is not automatically clipped to its
parent's area.
A sub-surface becomes mapped, when a non-NULL wl_buffer is applied
and the parent surface is mapped. The order of which one happens
first is irrelevant. A sub-surface is hidden if the parent becomes
hidden, or if a NULL wl_buffer is applied. These rules apply
recursively through the tree of surfaces.
The behaviour of wl_surface.commit request on a sub-surface
depends on the sub-surface's mode. The possible modes are
synchronized and desynchronized, see methods
wl_subsurface.set_sync and wl_subsurface.set_desync. Synchronized
mode caches the wl_surface state to be applied when the parent's
state gets applied, and desynchronized mode applies the pending
wl_surface state directly. A sub-surface is initially in the
synchronized mode.
Sub-surfaces have also other kind of state, which is managed by
wl_subsurface requests, as opposed to wl_surface requests. This
state includes the sub-surface position relative to the parent
surface (wl_subsurface.set_position), and the stacking order of
the parent and its sub-surfaces (wl_subsurface.place_above and
.place_below). This state is applied when the parent surface's
wl_surface state is applied, regardless of the sub-surface's mode.
As the exception, set_sync and set_desync are effective immediately.
The main surface can be thought to be always in desynchronized mode,
since it does not have a parent in the sub-surfaces sense.
Even if a sub-surface is in desynchronized mode, it will behave as
in synchronized mode, if its parent surface behaves as in
synchronized mode. This rule is applied recursively throughout the
tree of surfaces. This means, that one can set a sub-surface into
synchronized mode, and then assume that all its child and grand-child
sub-surfaces are synchronized, too, without explicitly setting them.
If the wl_surface associated with the wl_subsurface is destroyed, the
wl_subsurface object becomes inert. Note, that destroying either object
takes effect immediately. If you need to synchronize the removal
of a sub-surface to the parent surface update, unmap the sub-surface
first by attaching a NULL wl_buffer, update parent, and then destroy
the sub-surface.
If the parent wl_surface object is destroyed, the sub-surface is
unmapped.
</description>
<request name="destroy" type="destructor">
<description summary="remove sub-surface interface">
The sub-surface interface is removed from the wl_surface object
that was turned into a sub-surface with
wl_subcompositor.get_subsurface request. The wl_surface's association
to the parent is deleted, and the wl_surface loses its role as
a sub-surface. The wl_surface is unmapped.
</description>
</request>
<enum name="error">
<entry name="bad_surface" value="0"
summary="wl_surface is not a sibling or the parent"/>
</enum>
<request name="set_position">
<description summary="reposition the sub-surface">
This schedules a sub-surface position change.
The sub-surface will be moved so, that its origin (top-left
corner pixel) will be at the location x, y of the parent surface
coordinate system. The coordinates are not restricted to the parent
surface area. Negative values are allowed.
The next wl_surface.commit on the parent surface will reset
the sub-surface's position to the scheduled coordinates.
The initial position is 0, 0.
</description>
<arg name="x" type="int" summary="coordinate in the parent surface"/>
<arg name="y" type="int" summary="coordinate in the parent surface"/>
</request>
<request name="place_above">
<description summary="restack the sub-surface">
This sub-surface is taken from the stack, and put back just
above the reference surface, changing the z-order of the sub-surfaces.
The reference surface must be one of the sibling surfaces, or the
parent surface. Using any other surface, including this sub-surface,
will cause a protocol error.
The z-order is double-buffered state, and will be applied on the
next commit of the parent surface.
See wl_surface.commit and wl_subcompositor.get_subsurface.
A new sub-surface is initially added as the top-most in the stack
of its siblings and parent.
</description>
<arg name="sibling" type="object" interface="wl_surface"
summary="the reference surface"/>
</request>
<request name="place_below">
<description summary="restack the sub-surface">
The sub-surface is placed just below of the reference surface.
See wl_subsurface.place_above.
</description>
<arg name="sibling" type="object" interface="wl_surface"
summary="the reference surface"/>
</request>
<request name="set_sync">
<description summary="set sub-surface to synchronized mode">
Change the commit behaviour of the sub-surface to synchronized
mode, also described as the parent dependent mode.
In synchronized mode, wl_surface.commit on a sub-surface will
accumulate the committed state in a cache, but the state will
not be applied and hence will not change the compositor output.
The cached state is applied to the sub-surface immediately after
the parent surface's state is applied. This ensures atomic
updates of the parent and all its synchronized sub-surfaces.
Applying the cached state will invalidate the cache, so further
parent surface commits do not (re-)apply old state.
See wl_subsurface for the recursive effect of this mode.
</description>
</request>
<request name="set_desync">
<description summary="set sub-surface to desynchronized mode">
Change the commit behaviour of the sub-surface to desynchronized
mode, also described as independent or freely running mode.
In desynchronized mode, wl_surface.commit on a sub-surface will
apply the pending state directly, without caching, as happens
normally with a wl_surface. Calling wl_surface.commit on the
parent surface has no effect on the sub-surface's wl_surface
state. This mode allows a sub-surface to be updated on its own.
If cached state exists when wl_surface.commit is called in
desynchronized mode, the pending state is added to the cached
state, and applied as whole. This invalidates the cache.
Note: even if a sub-surface is set to desynchronized, a parent
sub-surface may override it to behave as synchronized. For details,
see wl_subsurface.
If a surface's parent surface behaves as desynchronized, then
the cached state is applied on set_desync.
</description>
</request>
</interface>
</protocol>