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A very poor assumption, if you ask me.
How about running untrusted applications?
Posted Apr 24, 2012 14:15 UTC (Tue) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Uh? If the window manager is in the server, that's not such a bad assumption!
For example you can divide your applications into trusted and untrusted one, the window tittle being very different in both cases..
With CSD, obviously you can't do this.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 16:11 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Apr 24, 2012 16:32 UTC (Tue) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Of course they are, but this doesn't mean that a window manager cannot get its own way to check whether the application is trusted or not (not so simple in practive but doable I think) and display a trust indicator next to the window tittle.
Not sure what you mean about your point 2, but clearly untrusted applications must be restricted in what they're allowed to do (no real fullscreen, no input redirection, etc).
> 3. Aren't server side decorations something exclusive of X? meaning that applications relying on this would not be portable to Windows or OSX?
Portable applications exist already today with X and Windows/OS X, so I'm not sure what is your point.
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