On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 03:31:43PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting kevin lyda (kevin at linux.ie):
> > uh... ok, yes, ssh -X is better, but that's to avoid xhost, not
> > xauth. ssh -X uses xauth. xhost should be avoided because it's host
> > based "security."
> Whoops, thanks! I was obviously way short on caffeine.
in general that's my biggest x gripe. the little tools that seem to
reek, "hi! how are ya! i'm just a proof of concept thing that the
developers threw together while they worked on the really fscking hard
core of the x server. some application developer can get cracking on
the x config tools."
x server config used to fit that, but xfree86 and the distro authors
seem to be tackling it.
however to me, xset, xmodmap, xdpyinfo, xauth (and its inferior cousin
xhost), xrdb all meet that criteria. the former is particularly
tragic since it seems both kde and gtk people ditched x resources
since xresources were "hard." pfeh. now gnome/gtk apps from the three
local boxes i use all come up looking different (server gtk apps come
up default, laptop ones are using the squishiest theme i could find
and my workstation has a larger hi-contrast theme). if gnome/gtk used
x resources the apps would get the info from the xserver they'd all
of course i don't complain about it too much since i'd be one of those
lame-ass unix application developer who should be writing these tools...
kevin at suberic.net that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to
fork()'ed on 37058400 the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier
meatspace place: home than a sober one. the happiness of credulity is a
http://ie.suberic.net/~kevin cheap & dangerous quality -- g.b. shaw
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