As discussed some time ago on email@example.com (starting from
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2005-December/011434.html, and agreed
on on http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2005-December/011470.html ),
braille accessibility of X applications and text applications running in xterms
both need a WINDOWPATH environment variable that contains the "window path"
of the X server, i.e. the list of VT or Xnest windows that lead to the actual
session. It might be useful for other uses too.
The attached patch implements this in xinit.
Created attachment 6701 [details] [review]
have xinit set the WINDOWPATH environment variable
Could this be committed some time?
Sorry to put pressure on this, but this was discussed and agreed on almost a year ago, and in the meanwhile we have to tell people to do ugly hacks for having our apps working...
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Committed to git master for xinit-1.0.4 release:
Author: Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Aug 25 16:48:00 2006 -0800
X.Org Bugzilla #8013: xinit should set WINDOWPATH
X.Org Bugzilla #8013: <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8013>
Patch #6701: <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=6701>