[RFC] removal of server generation mechanism

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at freedesktop.org
Sun Oct 25 14:14:28 PDT 2009


Keith Packard wrote:
> Excerpts from Tiago Vignatti's message of Sun Oct 25 12:31:24 -0700 2009:
>> Therefore, I'd like to see a strong argument to why _not_ remove such 
>> regeneration code.
> Server reset is defined in the X protocol specification; removing this
> would make the server intentionally non-conformant.

right, this is a strong argument. So a Sunday work discarded :(

> Furthermore, for display managers, 'reset' provides a strong guarantee
> that a subsequent user session will not be affected by applications
> running in the current session.

this is ... ugly! Do the server (or any kind of software) really needs 
this kind of guarantee?

Anyway, I'm still missing this on the specification... but we really 
want this? Sounds a good candidate for the list of X12 requirements on 
the wiki page.

> What might make sense is to eliminate reset from the DDX interface and
> treat it strictly as a DIX-level operation, following precisely what
> the protocol spec requires and no more.

can be done. So, seems you've being favorable with the removal as well, 
but want to keep this only due protocol spec. Do I get it right?



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