[xmonad] Tabbed.addTabs broken?

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Tue Feb 12 22:59:48 EST 2008

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:29:16AM -0500, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008, at 5:02 , Spencer Janssen wrote:
>> Won't the X server clean them up when the client that created them exits?  
>> (the
>> Display file descriptor is set to close on exec, as far as I know)
> Hm, right, for some reason I was thinking window managers get privileged 
> behavior (it is certainly possible for windows to outlive their creators, 
> windows and pixmaps are actually shared resources as far as the server is 
> concerned, pixmap leaks are far from unknown, window leaks rarely occur but 
> have been seen occasionally).

The privledged behavior comes from a special 'close-down mode flag',
which I'm pretty sure xmonad doesn't use.  (and the design of X means
that it isn't really sensical to distinguish window managers)

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