[Xquartz-dev] Re: Making Xquartz work with the Dock (and XDMCP)

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at freedesktop.org
Sun Dec 2 11:39:49 PST 2007

And I actually want to take that idea a step further and make /A/U/ 
X11.app/C/M/X11 the *real* server which simply executes app_to_run  
when executed straight and starts the server when launched by  
launchd.  The user would have a defaults option to cause it to have  
the tiger behavior of starting DISPLAY=:0 if they want to get rid of  
launchd support.

Such a change is a bit too deep to make right now.  I think we should  
keep 2.1.x as close as possible to the Official Leopard model and look  
at 2.2.x (xorg-server-1.4-apple) and 2.3.x (master / 1.5-branch) for  
more involved changes like this... especially since we're pretty close  
to having a working 1.4 based xserver.  We just need to cleanup event  
handling there a bit to get it on the same level as corg-server-1.2- 


On Dec 2, 2007, at 06:41, Ben Byer wrote:

> On Dec 1, 2007, at 10:16 PM, John Davidorff Pell wrote:
>> I don't think this is what should be done. I think that X11 should  
>> switch back to the XDarwinApp model (where /u/X/X11.app/C/M/X11 is  
>> the *actual* X server), and then people who want to pass special  
>> commands can just be told to run it with an absolute path.
>> Or, better yet, put in a dummy xinit which asks launchd to start X11!
> That's actually what we tried first, but ran into some bizarre Dock  
> behavior (yes, even worse than current behavior) where it caused the  
> icon to disappear entirely.
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> Ben Byer
> CoreOS / BSD Technology Group, XDarwin maintainer
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