[Xquartz-dev] x11-exec

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 14 12:04:44 PST 2007

Well the one that "represents the X applications" *is* the X server.   
With the way things are in git, it's behaving like it was before  
2.1.1.  putting the app in the dock and clicking it launches a new  
xterm and a new icon represents the server.  I'm actually fine with  
that, but I don't know how others will react.

As it is, though, I believe disabling launchd support will still cause  
the 10.4 behavior.

I know vmware does some weird hackery with .apps that cause it to  
"just work" as expected.  I think we should just try putting as much  
of x11-exec and server_main() functionality into xinit and actually  
use that to start Xquartz (which loads its resources rather than  
grabbing them from X11.app with some weird argv[0] and fork()ing hacks).

What are peoples' thoughts?


On Dec 14, 2007, at 04:45, Derek Fawcus wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 11:43:33PM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> That way, people running Xquartz directly will see it with menus and
>> the right icon.  Also, I think this is a bit stronger from a software
>> engineering standpoint.  The only problem with that is that we'll  
>> then
>> have a new two-icon icon issue when people put /A/U/X11.app in the
>> dock... hrm...
> So can we accept that but make them different?
> i.e. have one icon for the Xserver,  and one that sort of represents
> the X applications?  but I'm not sure what one would want to do wrt
> to menus if / when switching between the two.
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