App Groups and dixstruct.h
Schaaf, Jonathan P (GE Healthcare)
jonathan.P.schaaf at ge.com
Wed Apr 24 13:41:45 PDT 2013
There are a few of us who have exotic legacy software that is hopelessly dependent on the XC-APPGROUP extension. I've been making custom builds of the xserver and patching in this functionality for a year or two now, and that's been working fine, but the removal of the entry for appgroup in dixstruct.h has left me concerned. I absolutely hate the fact that I'm altering a file that is considered part of the ABI. Perhaps I'm worrying about nothing? Maybe this file isn't *really* part of the ABI? If that's the case, please tell me.
I can fully appreciate the need to remove the old cruft, but I do have a request: Would it be possible to restore the entry for appgroup in dixstruct.h?
The original work of restoring the XC-APPGROUP extension was done by SuSE. For anyone out there who might be interested, an updated version of the SuSE patch is posted at http://helios.gehealthcare.com/patches/appgroupsfor1.13.0.txt
By the way, if this is one of those extensions that got removed from the X-server for want of someone willing to maintain it, I'm going to be doing some level of maintenance on this one way or another... so I'm willing to help.
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