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Re: [Bug 727903] Re: Spread, Window Management - XDnD directly to a window in the spread fails


On Sat, 22 Sep 2012, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:

Do we have a coherent strategy to address this bug? I.e. do we know how
to do it? Reading the comments there's a lot of "defer" and "it's hard"
but the ability to drag to any open window is critical.

Making any input including XDnD to a window in the spread requires either patching toolkits or input redirection in the server. Either one of these are large work items (eg, 1+ cycle to get it right along with other load), so if we are to commit to it, we should only do it when writing the new spread.

I've played around with input redirection in the X Server before, and I know what it takes to make it work. If we do want to take this on, I can circulate how its done.


The importance is, appropriately, High.


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