PATCH: stop crashes in desktop mode

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Sep 30 12:13:36 CDT 2003

Mike Hearn <mike at> writes:

> Do we really want a dependency on Xnest, which is usually not installed
> by default on most distributions (and is quite large i think)?

I don't think that's a problem. If you want desktop mode you can
install Xnest.

> IIRC it does not support Xrender at all.

Yes that would need to be fixed.

> The other way would be to extend managed mode so we don't need to use
> Desktop mode for InstallShield (which is the primary offender). I find
> simply setting the default mode to managed makes most of them work but
> of course that probably breaks some other apps. What is the reason for
> unmanaged to be the default (in is_window_managed)?

The default is managed mode, and has been for a long time now.

Alexandre Julliard
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