[Xquartz-dev] fb / rootless crash bugs

Greg Parker gparker at apple.com
Tue Dec 4 16:36:23 PST 2007

On Dec 4, 2007, at 4:02 PM, Ben Byer wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007, at 5:28 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> Do they involve gutting rootless and using kdrive perchance?  I'm  
>> only half joking...
> No, but I *swore* I mentioned the analogous 100% serious suggestion  
> from the X.org folks that we gut rootless and use xcomposite.  (I  
> don't know that kdrive solves the problem that we're trying to solve  
> here.)

I took a quick look at Composite. It looks like it was designed to  
work inside a window manager. I'm not sure that makes sense in our  
environment. We could make quartz-wm also in charge of the Mac windows  
via Composite, but that might leave other window managers out in the  
cold. One alternative might be to use the Composite code paths in the  
server, without using the Composite extension directly.

Greg Parker     gparker at apple.com     Runtime Wrangler

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