wayland_server_presentation_t - Man Page

timed presentation related wl_surface requests


#include <wayland-server-protocol-extra.hpp>

Inherits wayland::server::resource_t.

Public Member Functions

std::function< void()> & on_destroy ()
unbind from the presentation interface
std::function< void(surface_t, presentation_feedback_t)> & on_feedback ()
request presentation feedback information
void clock_id (uint32_t clk_id, bool post=true)
clock ID for timestamps
void post_invalid_timestamp (std::string const &msg)
Post error: invalid value in tv_nsec.
void post_invalid_flag (std::string const &msg)
Post error: invalid flag.
bool proxy_has_object () const
Check whether this wrapper actually wraps an object.
void post_no_memory () const
uint32_t get_id () const
client_t get_client () const
unsigned int get_version () const
std::string get_class ()

Static Public Attributes

static constexpr std::uint32_t clock_id_since_version = 1
Minimum protocol version required for the clock_id function.

Detailed Description

timed presentation related wl_surface requests

The main feature of this interface is accurate presentation timing feedback to ensure smooth video playback while maintaining audio/video synchronization. Some features use the concept of a presentation clock, which is defined in the presentation.clock_id event.

A content update for a wl_surface is submitted by a wl_surface.commit request. Request 'feedback' associates with the wl_surface.commit and provides feedback on the content update, particularly the final realized presentation time.

Definition at line 79 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.hpp.

Member Function Documentation

void presentation_t::clock_id (uint32_t clk_id, bool post = true)

clock ID for timestamps


clk_id platform clock identifier

This event tells the client in which clock domain the compositor interprets the timestamps used by the presentation extension. This clock is called the presentation clock.

The compositor sends this event when the client binds to the presentation interface. The presentation clock does not change during the lifetime of the client connection.

The clock identifier is platform dependent. On Linux/glibc, the identifier value is one of the clockid_t values accepted by clock_gettime(). clock_gettime() is defined by POSIX.1-2001.

Timestamps in this clock domain are expressed as tv_sec_hi, tv_sec_lo, tv_nsec triples, each component being an unsigned 32-bit value. Whole seconds are in tv_sec which is a 64-bit value combined from tv_sec_hi and tv_sec_lo, and the additional fractional part in tv_nsec as nanoseconds. Hence, for valid timestamps tv_nsec must be in [0, 999999999].

Note that clock_id applies only to the presentation clock, and implies nothing about e.g. the timestamps used in the Wayland core protocol input events.

Compositors should prefer a clock which does not jump and is not slewed e.g. by NTP. The absolute value of the clock is irrelevant. Precision of one millisecond or better is recommended. Clients must be able to query the current clock value directly, not by asking the compositor.

Definition at line 702 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.cpp.

std::string wayland::server::resource_t::get_class () [inherited]

Retrieve the interface name (class) of a resource object.


Interface name of the resource object.

client_t wayland::server::resource_t::get_client () const [inherited]

Get the associated client


the client that owns the resource.

uint32_t wayland::server::resource_t::get_id () const [inherited]

Get the internal ID of the resource


the internal ID of the resource

unsigned int wayland::server::resource_t::get_version () const [inherited]

Get interface version


Interface version this resource has been constructed with.

std::function< void()> & presentation_t::on_destroy ()

unbind from the presentation interface Informs the server that the client will no longer be using this protocol object. Existing objects created by this object are not affected.

Definition at line 690 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.cpp.

std::function< void(surface_t, presentation_feedback_t)> & presentation_t::on_feedback ()

request presentation feedback information


surface target surface
callback new feedback object

Request presentation feedback for the current content submission on the given surface. This creates a new presentation_feedback object, which will deliver the feedback information once. If multiple presentation_feedback objects are created for the same submission, they will all deliver the same information.

For details on what information is returned, see the presentation_feedback interface.

Definition at line 696 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.cpp.

void presentation_t::post_invalid_flag (std::string const & msg)

Post error: invalid flag.

Definition at line 712 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.cpp.

void presentation_t::post_invalid_timestamp (std::string const & msg)

Post error: invalid value in tv_nsec.

Definition at line 707 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.cpp.

void wayland::server::resource_t::post_no_memory () const [inherited]

Post 'not enough memory' error to the client

If the compositor has not enough memory to fulfill a certail request of the client, this function can be called to notify the client of this circumstance.

bool wayland::server::resource_t::proxy_has_object () const [inherited]

Check whether this wrapper actually wraps an object.


true if there is an underlying object, false if this wrapper is empty

Member Data Documentation

constexpr std::uint32_t wayland::server::presentation_t::clock_id_since_version = 1 [static], [constexpr]

Minimum protocol version required for the clock_id function.

Definition at line 169 of file wayland-server-protocol-extra.hpp.


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