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Re: possible to exchange server and client?

From: anhnmncb
Subject: Re: possible to exchange server and client?
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:22:39 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:

> anhnmncb <address@hidden> writes:
>> address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:
>>> anhnmncb <address@hidden> writes:
>> Thanks for the patient and detailed explanation! Make me realise my
>> totally wrong concept misled you.
>> Let me give another try to express my need:
>> I start an emacs process, then make a new frame, then let this new frame
>> become a new emacs process, is it possible?
> No, this is not possible.
> There is one thing that would be possible, at the X11 level, but it
> wouldn't be too interesting.  In X11, you can open a window inside
> another window.  Some programs take a -windowid option to let you
> choose which window they should be hosted in.
> To see what I mean, try this:
> export DISPLAY=:0.0
> emacs & 
> xv -windowid $(xwininfo -int  2> /dev/null |awk '/Window id/{print $4}') 
> some-picture.jpg
> and then, click on the emacs frame.  xv will display the picture
> inside the emacs frame.
> So we could imagine a patched emacs that would take a -windowid
> option, and then you could launch a new emacs process that would use
> an existing frame.  I don't know what X would do if the old process
> was killed then, I guess it would kill the surrounding frame, since it
> would still belong to the original process, along with the embedded
> frame of the second process.
> Perhaps the following solution would match your need.  Instead of
> opening the frames directly in the native X server, you could run them
> in a Xnest server.  Then you could launch another emacs process, open
> a frame in the same Xnest server.  Both emacs frames would be
> displayed inside the same Xnest window, but as independent Xnest
> windows.  The next step would be to use xmove or vnc to move X windows
> from one display to another, and manage sessions:

This one looks cool, thanks :)

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