Re: [wmii] Plan9ish projects

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:50:55 +0100

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:45:25PM +0800, Fernan Bolando wrote:
> just a bunch of ramblings...
> If anybody is going to write a replacement for X, Is it really his problem
> to make all
> those legacy apps to work? I think it would better to leave legacy apps to
> handle the new X instead of the new X to handle legacy apps.

That won't work as smaples like the Y Window System, Fresco,
etc. already prove. A new windowing system like that one in OS X
is only accepted by its constituency if it provides legacy app
support. And Apple had OS 9 support since first OS X release,
added legacy X support and also did Swing support which makes
Swing apps look like OS X.

But I don't think that the OS X window system is 'sane' enough,
due to the lack of network transparency.


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