clarification requested: apparent termination of xrx project due to deletion of lbx from xorg
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Mar 17 09:22:39 PDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM, <david.hagood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Jim Gettys <jg at freedesktop.org> wrote:
>> it's the npapi plugin capability that i want - the ability to plug in
>> an arbitrary XWindows application into a web browser - not the X
>> compression. it looks like LBX was utilised in rxr because it was not
>> just a channel for x-window events but also for x-window
> It sounds like what you want is WeirdX - http://www.jcraft.com/weirdx/ -
> which is a Java based X server that will run in a browser under any
> platform supporting Java - including Microsoft Windows.
> This will do what you want: allow an X Windowing System client application
> to use a browser as an X Windowing System server.
david thanks for mentioning this - but no - that's not what i want.
i don't want to host an entire x server running under an
NPAPI-compliant java plugin, just so as to be able to run one local
i really _really_ want to fire up _specific_ locally-hosted
applications, to run locally, as controlled by and specified by some
existing x server.
order of events:
1) user fires up X-windows, and runs _one_ application: a web browser.
full screen. no menus. nothing but total exclusive domination of
the screen. no window manager. nothing.
which says "run xclock".
< embed type="x-application/embedded-xapp"
params="/usr/bin/xclock" width="100" height="100" />
and adds that node to the browser DOM model (location is chosen by
5) NPAPI-compliant plugin (it can't be rxr because that's borked)
fires up xclock as the sole, exclusive, _only_ application to run
*inside* the web browser.
if i used x-weird, step 5) would be replaced by something very very
strange, and i'm not actually sure it would be technically possible to
communicate with the java-hosted web server in order to get it to run
although... that having been said, although i'm not (at this time) in
the slightest bit interested in non-x-server-based operating systems,
the possibility of cooperating with a target (unix) system to fire up
the one single app inside the dedicated java-based x-windows server...
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