seprate window management component

cat zixon65 at
Thu Sep 15 05:27:45 PDT 2011

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From: cat <zixon65 at>
Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: seprate window management component
To: Michal Suchanek <hramrach at>

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 4:03 AM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach at> wrote:
> On 14 September 2011 18:21, cat <zixon65 at> wrote:
>> well if clients are allowed to decide how their own windows stack, the
>> window management proxy would be in control.
>> the idea I have is that there isn't any special protocol changes
>> (though that might be bad for this system), but because of the proxy,
>> a call to or a response from (or lack of one) a client could be
>> corrected, and nether the final display server nor the client know
>> that such a correction took place.
> Still the clients should not know about the windows of other clients
> so they would not know how their windows stack and not knowing that
> they can't really decide it either.
> They should be able to decide relative stacking of their windows so if
> a document window is raised, the client is notified of that, and the
> client responds by raising its toolbar windows it might work.

if the proxy is the only client of the real server, and its windows
are all the windows of the real client, then it has the real window
list, it can enforce that on the server without having to know of
other windows.

> Thanks
> Michal

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