Brian Genisio
Mon Feb 4 11:25:00 GMT 2002

Thats correct, what he is looking for is a "Rootless" X server.  There are many
commercial X servers out there that do it, but XFree with Cygwin does not. 
There are some works going on by some very generous programmers to get the X
Server working with the Windows Native GDI, but it will be some time before
that is working, and the Rootless mode will not be a first priority.

The problem is that in it's current state, the X server uses a basic frame
buffer approach, and draws the frame buffer to the windows display.  In order
to go to rootless mode, all draw commands need to be done with the GDI.


--- wrote:
> Hi,
> your first question could be answerd easily, AFAIK there is no way to do it
> with XFree. On the list have been some discussions about the native MS window
> support for X windows, but it seems to be a greater problem to realize this.
> Maybe a developer could explain the problems.
> Your second question: take a look at
> regards,
> Darko
> > Hello!
> > 
> > 1. How can I start XFree.exe so the Cygnus/XFree window doesn't appear,
> >    not even when I start an X client (e.g xterm). I'd like X clients'
> >    toplevel windows appear as normal, `native' Windows(R) windows.
> > 
> > 2. How can I transfer the selection between X11 and Windows? (So I can
> >    select the URL in Internet Explorer, and start wget inside an xterm
> >    inside XFree.exe without typing the URL again.)
> > 
> > I'm not a member of the mailing list, so please also reply personally.
> > 
> > pts
> > 
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