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Re: [xougen] Re: xouvert-general Digest, Vol 1, Issue 13

From: weigelt
Subject: Re: [xougen] Re: xouvert-general Digest, Vol 1, Issue 13
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:22:12 +0200
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On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 03:09:32PM -0400, chris wrote:


> once xouvert's api starts pulling away from XFree86's, normal X apps 
> wont compile under xouvert. shouldn't compatability with xfree86 apps 
> be at least a concern? a loadable module for xouvert, like 
> "xf86-compat" or something like, would make simple x apps, all the way 
> up to glib, gtk, etc, compile and be able torun under xouvert, while 
> native xouvert apps can run alongside and use xouvert specific routines 
> happily.

This xf86-compat module has to supply an xlib.so with exactly the same
interface as xf86. What it really does behind the doors is really 
uninteresting for the xclient. Perhaps someday this libx is nothing more
than an wrapper in front of an libxouvert-client.

> if im thinking clearly, then i think an xfree86 compatability module is 
> essential, and i'd be willing to work on/manage that if it's desired.

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