Re: The technical rationale

> It isn't X-bound - if reimplemented it would probably just use some
> cheesy custom protocol over sockets. Since I didn't feel like writing
> my own IPC hack I used IIOP instead, as implemented by ORBit.

Which puts you back in the same firewall dysfunctional state as before, and
also continues the problems that make gnome unusable through firewalls. X
properties go with the display they solve that problem.

But thats a separate argument to much of this. Get the API right and its up
to nutters like me who loathe the corba stuff to reimplement it efficiently 8)

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