Re: The client-server terminology when referring to X (was: Remote X login)
Maxim Vexler <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 10/31/05, Jon Dowland <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 03:00:26PM -0000, marc wrote:
> > > Used on the client
> > ^^^^^^
> > Beware confusing client and server when discussing X. In X parlance, the
> Trying to format this into human understanding :
I enjoyed it.
> /// Skipping the user interaction phase, in hope that someone could
> fill me in...
> If the laptop in the example is the server, and yet the user is
> obviously working on that laptop... How then does the application
> knows what to ask the server to drew next ? Who sends the input from
This is X. Do such distinctions arise? I want my most cpu intensive
cycles to be executed on the fastest box I can find. I want the
results displayed where I am. That's a pretty simple problem to work
out. Your local X server knows what it's doing, who it's doing it
with, and how you want it done. What else is there you wanted it to do?
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