[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue Mar 27 01:06:54 PDT 2012

> At the very minimum we should ship a couple simple configs such as (guessing at
> contents here, someone would need to test and refine):
Here is the one I use often (mainly because dummy does not have proper
randr support yet - I have offered to help resolve this..):

Shipping some useful default configs would not be a bad idea IMO.

As for Xorg vs suid, I suspect the distros will want to have control
over the changeover process, something along the lines of:
Xorg -> Xorg.suid
Then, hopefully one day:
Xorg -> Xorg.nosuid
(or just remove Xorg.suid at that point)

> Even better would be to ship Xephyr, Xvfb, Xnest as simple shell scripts that
> did basically "Xorg -config Xorg-vfb.conf $*"  (possibly with some argument
> manipulation for other arguments those supported).
+1 for shell scripts that try to do the-right-thing(tm), but from my
experience with xpra there are some tricky arguments to handle, ie:
Xvfb -screen 0 3840x2560x24+32 :10
I don't see how that can be handled with dummy at present...


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