seeking Apple X11 developer...

Do any of you know someone who works on X11 for Apple?

The XScreenSaver configuration tool is basically unusable on MacOSX because it crashes the X server all the time. This has been the case for a couple of years and after many updates to X11.app, and I can't figure out any way to work around it.

I'm not really sure what the cause is, but it's easy to reproduce: run xscreensaver-demo; click on any GL program in the list; then click on any other GL program in the list. X crashes. It doesn't crash if you click on a GL program; then a non-GL program; then a GL program, but I haven't been able to figure out any workaround other than that.

So I'd like to find someone at Apple who can run a development version of their server and either: A) actually fix it, or B) give me some hint what's going wrong so that I can work around the bug...

(I haven't tried it under non-Apple XDarwin because there doesn't seem to be a binary download available, and life is far too short to spend it compiling X11.)

Update: Apple Bug 4356702, FWIW.

Update 2: Hey, they fixed it! Yay! It'll be a while before the fix is in shipping code, of course...

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