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Given that the X server is still going to be around in a slightly less privileged position on the stack, those applications will still be able to work as they do today if nothing better is found.
LPC: Life after X
Posted Nov 8, 2010 9:45 UTC (Mon) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
One dodgy thought - what about a remote application embedding a small web server and doing http on stdin and stdout rather than over a socket, so that a local web browser could start the application over ssh?
I dare say of course that if that idea isn't completely useless someone will already have done it.
Posted Nov 12, 2010 6:04 UTC (Fri) by jch (guest, #51929)
Posted Nov 12, 2010 9:04 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
That is still going over a socket though, or so it looks to me, not stdin and stdout forwarded by ssh.
Posted Nov 12, 2010 6:02 UTC (Fri) by jch (guest, #51929)
That won't help you much if the application is no longer able to act as an X client.
Posted Nov 12, 2010 8:56 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
>That won't help you much if the application is no longer able to act as an X client.
Why shouldn't it be able to? If the X server is around people can write new X clients if it makes sense (although they will probably find other ways to do network forwarding when they start to think about it). If it uses Gtk+ for X it can even blend in seamlessly with the non-X clients.
Posted Nov 12, 2010 10:36 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
if all the new applications are written to run on wayland, then they cannot be clients for X and the fact that there is still an X server you can run on top of wayland does no good (except for obsolete apps that pre-date wayland)
do you see why people who need network transparency may be opposed to the common development going in a direction that doesn't support it?
Posted Nov 12, 2010 19:14 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Posted Nov 12, 2010 19:39 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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