The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)
Posted Jun 8, 2013 23:43 UTC (Sat) by nix
In reply to: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)
Parent article: The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland (Phoronix)
You've just proven the point. Emacs uses client-side drawing and client-side fonts, like everything else these days. The only relevant applications left using core X drawing/font/etc primitives, or anything other than windows and pixmaps, are the X test suites.
Really? Xaw is a client-side drawing library, is it? 'cos my Emacs is using Xaw. It's using it because of a ten-year-old unfixed bug in Gtk whereby disconnecting from the X server, then shutting it down, then reconnecting to the new one, segfaults. Oops! This is... problematic for emacs --daemon usage, so anyone using that (anyone shutting their desktop down overnight and leaving their Emacs running on another machine) is still stuck using Xaw.
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