[Xquartz-dev] x11-exec

Derek Fawcus dfawcus at cisco.com
Sat Dec 15 07:59:55 PST 2007

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 12:04:44PM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> Well the one that "represents the X applications" *is* the X server.   

I realise that.  I was asking 'does it help if we were to change that?'
  1) Have something else represent the X applications
  2) Have a seperate program (maybe w/o an icon?) for the Xserver

Then we have two ways in which things get started:
  1) Automatic (no manual start of Xquartz,  so no icon for it per-se)
  2) Manual (so an actual Dock icon for the server,  and the existing one for the 'Apps')

The only reason I suggest this is that i've a vague memory of the
server code playing games to fake out the Dock's view of which
program is in the forground when an actual X appliation is running.

Output by the Xserver when it's in the background would not be an issue,
the only difficulty is getting k/b input.  One could simply have the
'X app program' feed such to the server say XTEST,  or via some other
back door channel.


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