Bug 1475521 - [Wayland] Notification windows are misplaced
[Wayland] Notification windows are misplaced
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eric Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-26 16:10 EDT by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2018-05-03 08:41 EDT (History)
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Eclipse Project 517147 None None None 2017-07-27 10:13 EDT

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Description Christian Stadelmann 2017-07-26 16:10:25 EDT
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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open eclipse on wayland (with GDK_BACKEND=wayland, which is the default behavior in a gnome/wayland session.
2. wait for a notification to happen (or trigger an eclipse bug to do so).

Actual results:
Notification is displayed on screen, about 200px from top left corner

Expected results:
Notification should be displayed in bottom right corner.

Additional info:
wayland does not support global window positioning, see https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/GtkWindow.html#gtk-window-get-position
Comment 1 Mat Booth 2017-07-27 05:27:38 EDT
I assume the mylyn notifications suffer from the same problem.

Eric: Can you take a look at this? How should mylyn be placing it's notifications such that it's in the same location whatever the GTK backend, assuming that's even possible?
Comment 2 Christian Stadelmann 2017-07-27 06:20:26 EDT
On wayland, SWT might use a subsurface to position the notification relative to the main window, i.e. bottom right on the window instead of bottom right on the screen.
Comment 3 Eric Williams 2017-07-27 10:13:45 EDT
(In reply to Christian Stadelmann from comment #2)
> On wayland, SWT might use a subsurface to position the notification relative
> to the main window, i.e. bottom right on the window instead of bottom right
> on the screen.

This is correct. Wayland positioning coordinates are not absolute but are relative to the parent window. Right now this is causing some issues in Eclipse such as the splash screen being out of place, and I suspect this bug is another symptom of that as well.

I've added the upstream bug that tracks this issue.
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Comment 5 Mat Booth 2018-05-03 08:41:00 EDT
AFAIK this is still a problem.

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