Posted Sep 27, 2009 22:38 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Parent article: LPC: 25 years of X
I think the DGA code was broken pretty much forever. It depended on
mmap()ing something in the server and handing the pointer to the client!
That could never ever have worked, and as it's a designed-in feature I
can't see how it could have been added at a later date.
As long as DGA works to flip to fullscreen I don't think anyone will miss
it. (And as for PEX, EWWWWW. Nice idea, appalling implementation. I
cheered when that was dropped.)
(But some useful features *have* been dropped. AllowDeactivateGrabs in
particular was a lifesaver on more than one occasion. I emphasise 'was'.
Just last week I had to kill X when a wild grab stole it from me...)