We need clients that can survive an X restart.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 0:31 UTC (Sat) by drag
In reply to: We need clients that can survive an X restart.
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Well I would think that compositing would make it easier to make things stateless, since windows and such are not rendered on the actual display but in off-screen buffers.
I'd think you'd just have to keep those off-screen buffers alive and when the main display comes back up then you "re-composite" them.
Maybe you need a different thread for the application management vs the part of the X server that does the actual rendering or something, I don't know.
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