By Alanc-Oracle on Jul 12, 2005
BTW Donnie, it looks like you found an old version of xscope. A better source (the best public one I know of) is on Keith's CVS server under /cvs/xscope. It has added support for a number of extensions, including Render, RandR, MIT-SHM, and BigRequests. (Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to bring these enhancements into the xscope we ship in Solaris yet.)
I also thought we released xscope patches as part of our X11/IPv6 source release from Sun to convert xscope to using Xtrans for connections so it can use transport types other than IPv4-only TCP sockets, such as IPv6, Unix domain sockets, or local pipes, but I can't find them online at the moment. Perhaps if we ask Keith nicely he'll import his xscope sources onto freedesktop.org so we can all contribute patches like that and autotool it. We've discussed before setting up a xorg/contrib area in the Xorg CVS tree on freedesktop.org for programs that need a home but which we don't intend to make part of the official full releases (similar to the old ftp.x.org contrib directory or GNOME's "Fifth Toe").
I might even be able to dig up the sources to the xplayback program we've had inside Sun for years to take raw output from xscope and replay it so that you can try to reproduce X bugs without needing the exact same software/environment as the person reporting a bug. It doesn't work in all cases, but has proved useful a few times.