A very common use of an X-server in full-screen mode
is to act as an X-terminal to another Unix (or Linux)
box. It would be most helpful if xdm broadcast/query
options could appear in the preferences dialog.
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I have been working on adding that functionality, but it has
been a lower priority for me right now. I did write a simple
cocoa application that collects your connection information
and then calls XDarwinStartup with the appropriate flags for
-query and -indirect types of connections. I can post the
code if there is sufficient interest. What is the protocol
for sending in "diffs" on binary files like the *.nib files?
Torrey T. Lyons
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I think there is significant enough interest that it is well worth adding this feature for XFree86 4.3. Send the diffs or post them as a patch to the patch tracker (and send me email noting you have done so). With binary files, you just have to include the whole file, usually in a tarball.
This kind of got put on the back-burner for me. I have an
example nib file I can send. My first attempt to implement
the code side of the interface was less than successful. I
basically added another toggle flag similar to rootless. I
was able to get the preferences saved, but when I tried to
launch XDMCP mode it didn't get too far. I haven't touched
it since then. I will send you what I had, it was against
CVS about 2 months ago. I think I will have time to look at
this again in a week or so.
I submitted it and the request ID is 616706. I will also
submit a launcher utility that I use for XDMCP mode connections.