Bug#893726: dasher: Direct mode does not work in Wayland windows

Thibaut Paumard thibaut at debian.org
Wed Mar 21 16:58:11 UTC 2018

Package: dasher
Version: 5.0.0~beta~repack-6
Severity: important
Tags: upstream

Dear team,

Now that #852699 is closed, the basic functionalities of Dasher work in a
Wayland session.

However, this is making use of the X11 backend. The drawback is that Direct
mode only works for X11 windows (e.g. emacs or any Gtk window started with

A global workaround would be for users to go back using an X11 session.

So, in my opinion, now that the default GNOME session uses Wayland, this bug is
of severity 'important'. (In this context, #852699 would even have been

Unfortunately I have no clue how to fix this.

Kind regards, Thibaut.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages dasher depends on:
ii  dasher-data          5.0.0~beta~repack-6
ii  libatk-adaptor       2.26.2-1
ii  libatspi2.0-0        2.28.0-1
ii  libc6                2.27-2
ii  libcairo2            1.15.10-1
ii  libexpat1            2.2.5-3
ii  libgcc1              1:8-20180312-2
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.54.3-2
ii  libgtk-3-0           3.22.29-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.14-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.14-1
ii  libspeechd2          0.8.8-1
ii  libstdc++6           8-20180312-2

dasher recommends no packages.

dasher suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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