We need clients that can survive an X restart.
Posted Jan 19, 2007 21:27 UTC (Fri) by jwb
In reply to: We need clients that can survive an X restart.
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Actually X11 is (used to be) stateless. These days with backing stores and compositing it's not quite true. GTK+ has had for years the ability to disconnect from one display and reconnect to another, which also means that you can connect it to a dummy display while your real display restarts. However this toolkit capability has been long neglected by application writers.
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