Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is
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It's a little known fact that the X server crashing does not require all X apps to crash. They can actually disconnect and reconnect if they so choose. None of the toolkits, however, support this.

Does Xlib support disconnects and reconnects? No it doesn't. It also makes it impossible for a higher-level toolkit, such as Qt or Gtk+, to handle this. So whose fault is it now?

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