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Re: [xougen] Re: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules

From: weigelt
Subject: Re: [xougen] Re: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:31:50 +0200
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On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 09:33:29PM -0500, Tyler Hall wrote:

> Like someone else mentioned in their response, there will be few cases 
> where you won't know the machine you want to grab windows from. But even 
> if you didn't know it, or were too lazy to type it in, there are several 
> solutions I can think of off the top of my head: Bookmarks, master lists 
> (databases), or even broadcast. 
Shouldnt be such an hard job.

> There's already a similar service for X logins, I haven't played with 
> it much, but XDCMP (was that the acronym?) searches for valid XDM's on 
> the network and lets you select one from the list to log into.
What exactly can XDMCP really do ?

> The 3rd response is somewhat the same, if you move a window completely 
> off the screen (drag the title to the bottom) and bring it back up, the 
> application has no idea what just happened, only that it was asked to 
> redraw it's entire contents via a callback from the Xlib. Warping a 
> window to another server should work exactly the same. The Xlib within 
> the client opens the TCP/IP connection to the 2nd server, which DOESN'T 
> KNOW the window is warping over because it thinks the application is 
> just starting up and wants to display to its screen. At this point the 
> *Xlib* in the client closes the 1st TCP/IP session (so the 1st server 
> says good-bye and erases its window) and notes to itself to direct 
> further draw responses to the 2nd connection. 
ACK. It shouldnt be such an hard job. But perhaps to take care, which
persistent modifications the xclient can do on the server. These probably
have to be tracked and replayed on reconnect.

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