|Use the specified server as the default server to which all clients are to be initially displayed.|
Use the specified port as the default port through
which all clients should connect to
xmove. Users must specify a DISPLAY of localhost:n,
where localhost is the name of the machine on which
xmove was executed, and n is the specified port.
The port must be a number from 1 to 9.
xmove supports displays that have multiple screens. When moving a client it is possible to specify the screen on the destination machine. When starting a client through an xmove with a multi-headed default server, it is possible to specify the screen on which the client should appear, so long as both screens have the same characteristics (ie. both 1-bit, or both 8-bit color, etc.) If the screens are different, it is necessary to start the client on screen 0 and then move to the desired screen.
In order to use xmove with an X terminal you can run xmove on another workstation, and specify the X terminal as the default server. If multiple people wish to run xmove on the same workstation for multiple X terminals, each xmove must have its own listening port.
The environment variable XMOVE_ATOMMAP_LIBPATH can be set to the directory where xmoves support libraries are located. This will override the directory set at compile time.
This is a fairly untested product. Without attempting to frighten off potential users, it is recommended that all applications intended to be used with xmove first be tested in an xmove environment. This includes attempting to move the application to a new server.
xmove does not work in all environments nor with all programs. Although xmove does support moving clients between displays with different characteristics, there are limitations. Most notably, a client started on a 1-bit black-and-white display can only be moved to other 1-bit displays. Additionally, xmove does not support 24-bit displays, although some users have reported sporadic success.
xmove requires font compatibility between displays. Thus, if your client makes use of a certain font, that font must be available on all displays to which your client is moved.
Bug reports and other problems may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding xmove, its capabilities, limitations and future possibilities may be sent to that email address, or posted to comp.windows.x.
Always remember that not all of your applications need to use xmove. If some of your clients prove incompatible with xmove, simply run them directly to the desired server.
Ethan Solomita, Columbia University
Peter Skopp, Columbia University
Ari Shamash, Columbia University
This work was supported by Professor Dan Duchamp of Columbia University and by Dick Sillman and Jim Kempf of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
xmove is based upon xmon, which was written by Greg McFarlane, OTC, Australia.
xmon was based upon xscope, written by James L. Peterson, MCC.
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