sandmann at daimi.au.dk
Sat Mar 20 17:54:40 PDT 2010
Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:24:25 -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> > How does one ensure that X Errors report human readable text versions of major / minor opcodes?
> > ie, how do I make sure that something like this is reported:
> > Major opcode of failed request: 145 (MY-EXTENSION)
> > Minor opcode of failed request: 8 (MyExtDoSomething )
> > rather than:
> > Major opcode of failed request: 145
> > Minor opcode of failed request: 8
> AFAIK Xlib's default error handler looks these up in
> $(datadir)/X11/XErrorDB. Others might replace that with less useful
> ones, though (hi, gtk).
We really should have an error extension that can provide detailed
error messages through the protocol. Often it's far from clear what
triggered a particular BadMatch.
It might be a good GSoC project.
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