From: John P. Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Fri 06 Aug 1999 - 10:40:13 IST
> I wonder what the practicalities of implementing it would look like. But
> i really reccomend you take a look at the sgi paper, and have a good
> think about it. Would be a very worthy project to have a stab at
> implementing/investigating it i reckon. The biggest benefit is better
> speed through implementation, rather that any new standard being
> required, D11 programs run on X11 servers, and X11 run on D11. If this
> was ever to pan out, you could replace the linux X11 libraries and
> Servers with D11, and still be able to talk to the rest of the world
> without any issues.
> Hmmm, i suppose what you could do to start off is just look into the
> practicalities of modifying the XFree Xserver to make it possible. Any
> ides ?
Hmm. First off, play with the Xserver, and move off any functions that you
can into a userspace library. Can you share common code in a library
between processes ? If so, you could have the X server running as a
library, and when apps want a "direct" call, instead of going via the
network socket, they just call the fucntion in the X server directly. Stuff
like authentican would be a bastard.
I suppose you would have to individually go through the libX11.so function
by function, and do checks for locality, and if it's local, call the
If you can't do that, IPC looks like the only way to go...
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