killer feature for XOrg.

Mathieu Jobin somekool at
Sat Aug 17 05:13:20 PDT 2013

several years later, you guys heard or XPRA ?

On April 18, 2005 02:03:25 AM Glynn Clements wrote:
> somekool at wrote:
> > there is something I always wish xfree would do but never did, and I feel
> > now with XOrg, its possible. I would like every X Client (window) to be
> > detachable likes the command line utility screen and then I would like to
> > be able to kill my X server, reattach the client whenever I want on
> > whatever X server I want, even remote X.
> > 
> > so we could have window manager offering to the user "Send this window to
> > ..." and you could send a window to your friend running a X server too...
> > 
> > in fact, it would detach the window and reattach it somewhere else.
> > 
> > what do you guys think ?
> It isn't realistic to implement this at the X protocol or Xlib levels.
> Too many things would need to be changed that it wouldn't really be X
> any more (i.e. you're talking about The Y Window System, not X12 and
> certainly not X11R<something>).
> More viable solutions are:
> 1. A toolkit which could reconstruct widget trees from scratch as
> required.
> 2. A proxy X server.
> Regarding #2, you can already do essentially what you are suggesting
> to entire sessions using Xvnc. Doing it on a per-window basis would
> bring up some interesting issues with relationships between windows
> which were on different physical servers.

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