[Xorg] Server side widgets

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Sun Jul 11 15:58:00 PDT 2004

Ely Levy wrote:
> Well, then having extandble widget set is the answer,
> most applications uses widgets from a tool kit like motif gnome kde and
> the like anyhow, and those who doesn't can either use client side widgets
> or upload their widget to the server.
> The exact way should probebly be thought of to find an efficient solution
> but it doesn't sound impossible.
> Ofcourse if someone is going to implemant it you need to find a good
> flexible way to make programer life easier.
> something like XUL or c# or that weird ps language someone mentioned
> before:)

Using XUL is a BAD idea. We would have to import half of Mozilla's
codebase into the X.org tree just to get that working. Hint: The Mozilla
code base is AFAIK larger than the whole X.org tree. It sounds like
hunting chicken with a Leopard-II tank...

> > And the speed _would_ be a huge factor.  The server woudl either need
> > all the information that client has about the client-specific data, or
> > there would need to be a metric ton of signals/messages going back-and-
> > forth to keep things updated (i.e., messages requiring round-trips and
> > thus latency, which just having the client redraw the widget view
> > wouldn't need to anywhere near the same degree).  Either way, you are
> > going to run no faster, possibly a lot slower, than what we have now...
> ok, there are other servers using a similar method,
> we can go and check how they did it and see if it's indeed slower.
> Someone mentioned DPS saying Xsun uses it.
> Can someone who knows it elebrate on how they solved those problems?

Alan may know the details...



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