Posted Apr 4, 2009 10:32 UTC (Sat) by bockman (guest, #3650)
Parent article: Shortening the rope
It has been a while since I wrote some program directly interfacing Xlib, but IIRC loosing the
connection with the X server does not directly crashes the application. Instead, the Xlib error
handling function if called - if the application had the sense to define it. This should be enough to
have - say - word processor saving a backup copy of the current document before quitting, thus
reducing the impact of CTRL-ALT-TAB.
I wonder if any application actually does this.