killer feature for XOrg.

Braiam Miguel Peguero Novo braiamp at
Sat Aug 17 09:30:46 PDT 2013

Better yet, have you heard of this xpra ->

>This project is in deep hibernation; I haven't had time to devote for several years now.
>If you are looking for xpra, you may prefer Antoine Martin's fork, which receives more support. It is available at:

2013/8/17 Mathieu Jobin <somekool at>:
> 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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