The X Window System

Before X.org came along, I made a note of this:

The last wide-spread functional enhancement exported by the X server might well be the Shape extension, designed (in the hot tub) at the 1989 Winter Usenix in San Diego. (quoted from here)

These days most people use (or are only aware of alternatives like , , or NX, but the ancient lore is still valuable.

Resources:

Date Link Notes
Feb’13 splitwm Simultaneous tiled and floating layouts
May’10 partiwm management of individual windows, with proper disconnection and re-attachment.
Jun’09 x11-users mailing list The archives can be useful.
lbxproxy HOWTO If you want to get down and dirty
Xming An interesting server for
WeirdX written in , of all things

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