killer feature for XOrg.

Steven Newbury steve at
Mon Aug 19 03:35:30 PDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-08-19 at 10:19 +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:
> Mathieu Jobin wrote:
> > several years later, you guys heard or XPRA ?
> > 
> >
> I don't think that Xpra was around in 2005, but it has been discussed
> in a number of similar threads since then; the first I can find was
> April 2008.
> Xpra is essentially VNC on a window-by-window basis. As such, it has
> most of the same drawbacks as VNC, the main one being that rendering
> is performed by the proxy rather than the endpoint.
> Proxying at the protocol level isn't feasible for anything beyond the
> simplest cases, so the optimal solution is for toolkits to provide the
> ability to unrealise the widget tree and re-realize it on another
> display.

I seem to remember this very feature landing in GTK+ a few years back,
but hasn't really been utilised by any DE or individual application. (I
do have a vague recollection of something about the Gimp using it

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