idea: screen-like utility for X11 / proxy server

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at
Sun Apr 13 16:57:37 PDT 2008

On 23:31 Sun 13 Apr     , Mildred wrote:
> The idea would simply to have some king of X11 proxy. Graphical
> applications would run inside the X11 proxy, they could be attached on
> the fly to the main X11 server running on my computer. if the server
> crashes, the proxy simply detaches applications from the server. And if
> I want to use those applications from somewhere else using X11
> forwarding with ssh, it could he possible as easily by detaching
> application from the running X11 server on the remote host and reattach
> them to the local X11 server.
> Do you think it's a good idea ?

You might like to check out Xpra [1], which I just came across a couple 
days ago.



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