[Xorg] Server side widgets

Ely Levy elylevy-xserver at cs.huji.ac.il
Sun Jul 11 09:22:10 PDT 2004

latly I saw quite a few flame wars about server side widgets,
People from projects like y-windows and onyx claim for performance
improvments and nicer cleaner implementations,
as well as that X doesn't support it from the plain reason it is old.
I got the impression it was a design descision, which lead to many
diffrent tool kits.

My question is, why did X chose not to use server side widgets (if it was
ever concidered)?

and what other advantages/disadvatages it has?

This is really not ment as a flame question, just honest will to know:)

Ely Levy
System group
Hebrew University
Jerusalem Israel

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