Zapping the Xorg server
tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Thu Aug 26 08:39:36 PDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 04:50:18PM +0200, ext Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Wolfgang Draxinger
> <wdraxinger.maillist at draxit.de> wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:25:04 +0900
> > Miles Bader <miles at gnu.org> wrote:
> >> (...)
> >> Only instead, it kills your X server... :(
> > Ouch...
> > Well, using Vim (and I preferably in uxterm) one is kind of protected
> > from loosing changes by putting things into a screen session (but of
> > course all the other non-text-console programs will loose their stuff).
> > Seeing a lot of Emacs users using XEmacs or GNU Emacs in X mode that
> > obviously won't work.
> > Which brings me to something I always wondered about: Why is there no X
> > pendant for screen (or I'm not aware of it)? I.e. some proxy X server,
> > opening an additional display passing through X transparently, keeping
> > record of prerequisite resources. And make this proxy de-/attachable.
> > So far I emulated such using Xvnc, but that means no HW acceleration,
> > no indirect GLX and such things. Of course such a thing boils down to
> > implementing an almost fully featured X server, so if I were to
> > implement such a thing, I'd probably start of kdrive/Xephyr.
> There was a GSOC project to implement screen-like functionality for X
> a few years ago, but it ended up being a lot more complex than anyone
> thought at the beginning and thus was never completed.
xpra and xmove also are not that far from this idea.
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