Beyond Window Sharing Hacks: Support for First-Class Window Sharing

J. Menges and K. Jeffay
Technical Report TR97-023,
Department of Computer Science,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
April 1997.

Abstract: Over the past 8 years there have been numerous attempts to develop add-ons to the X Window System that enable basic sharing of arbitrary X applications. These systems have never been much more than interesting and marginally useful incremental improvements to the capabilities of X. It is our thesis that there are as-yet-unexplored opportunities for the development of new window systems that provide integral, full-featured support for collaborative work and retain substantial backward-compatibility with X. In this paper we present our design for such a window system.

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