Unity8 window management toward 14.10

Registered by kevin gunn on 2013-10-11

This blueprint is to track what could be considered the second phase of unity-mir window management. Topics include evolving use of a more formal scenegraph, introduction of leveraging resizing surfaces, & migrating power policy from powerd into unity-mir

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Needs approval
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There is an effort underway to enable use of QtSceneGraph as the Mir compositor. Tasks should be added below for any additional effort required in unity-mir in order to leverage this capability.

removed one task - the pull for this has vanished
enable a means for autopilot to get pointer/touch poistion information (for testability plugin in only due to security): TODO

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Work Items

Work items:
Remove reliance on screenshots when moving to Qt comp: INPROGRESS
Morphing, e.g. window splits (assume Qt comp, for the trusted session/embedded app case): TODO
[gerboland] Add support for exposewindow events into Qt5.2 for screen blank: DONE
Enable Qt comp & scenegraph plugged into Mir: INPROGRESS
Qt comp provide support for leveraging bypass mode of Mir : TODO
qtubuntu provide support for client fence objects for Mir synchronization (this is an optimization depending on this bp https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/client-1410-mir-performance) : TODO

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