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Re: [xougen] Regarding server side widgets

From: weigelt
Subject: Re: [xougen] Regarding server side widgets
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 12:11:19 +0200
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On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 09:53:21PM -0500, Tyler Hall wrote:

> Perhaps the _functionality_ of widgets is foreign to X but not the 
> drawing of them. X wasn't originally designed to accept "Here's a 
> description of a 3D shape, please draw it" messages from the client, yet 
> the GLX extension allows X to support clients who speak those messages. 
> Similary a new X extension to could be designed handle "Here's a 
> description of a widget, please remember it" and "please draw that 
> widget at this location". Even a _little_bit_ of widget functionality 
> could be implemented on the server side, maybe enough to allow the 
> client to request "don't bother telling me about any pointer changes 
> except: a button-down/up in this rectangle, a focus-change in this 
> rectangle, etc.".
ACK. That's what I want.

> OR would be more convenient to:
> - download the XCommon, XServerLib, XVideoDriver-3dfx packages (or if I 
> already had the tree downloaded I can just download the 
> XVideoDriver-3dfx package to replace the older one)
> - ./configure examines what I have and don't have, adjusts Makefiles 
> accordingly
> - compile the stuff I want, only the stuff I want.
100% ACK. 
(but the point, that I do not like automake ...)

> Keeping the tree as it stands right now offers no such modularity. We 
> need to reorganize the source to allow such modularity, not just to make 
> life easier for binary packers, but for those developers who wish to 
> contribute to just one module.

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