** Changed in: canonical-devices-system-image
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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Unity8 not informing clients that they are not visible and thus can
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Currently on the phone, apps stop rendering when shell hides them,
because shell also lifecycle stops the app. App isn't actually told it
should stop rendering, we just SIGSTOP its process.
But some apps are not lifecycle stopped, e.g. music. So we should have
unity8 tell the app to stop rendering.
This will be a multi-step process:
Mir has a attribute to set on surfaces to tell them they are
visible/occluded: (see mir/include/common/mir_toolkit/common.h)
mir_surface_attrib_visibility - part of the MirSurfaceAttrib enum.
This indicates these possible values:
typedef enum MirSurfaceVisibility
mir_surface_visibility_occluded = 0,
On the client side (qtubuntu), you need to listen for this attribute change,
and connect it to QWindowSystemInterface::handleExposeEvent() which tells Qt
how much of a QWindow is being drawn.
Note there is also a QWindowSystemInterface::handleWindowStateChanged()
handler, which use use to explicitly set QWindow show/hide, but Qt tends to
release its GL context on hide, which we may not desire. It may not hurt, worth
There are methods on mir::scene::Surface to set and get the MirSurfaceAttrib
attributes. I think it would make sense to use the pre-existing
MirSurfaceItem::visible property, so that if a surface is marked visible=false,
then that will dispatch the mir_surface_visibility_occluded event to the
client, so it will stop drawing.
Correctly set visible=false when an application surface is occluded, and true
when visible. QML has no automatic way of doing that (i.e. occlusion detection)
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