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Re: Window decorations

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Window decorations
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 09:49:13 -0700

On Wed, 02 Oct 2002 21:30:24 +0200
Alexander Malmberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Currently, window decorations (title bar, resize bar, stuff like that)
> is handled by the windowing system GNUstep is running on. However, for
> some backends (eg. most rds-based stuff) it makes more sense to let
> GNUstep draw them itself, and in that case, it makes sense to let
> NSWindow handle it. That way we'll get consistent look and behavior on
> all such backends (and it makes implementing them a lot easier :).

I smell themes ...

> So, would it be ok to implement optional window decoration handling in
> NSWindow? A new method in GSDisplayServer could tell NSWindow whether
> it should handle window decorations itself, or if it should use the
> current methods to set the style/title/etc. on the windows.
> (In fact, this could be a useful feature under X too. Currently,
> localized window titles often show up as '*':s since the window manager
> doesn't get the unicode title (and probably couldn't display it
> anyway).)

Don't want to start a flamewar on Window Managers again, but why not
go all the way and have a WM "inside" GNUstep?
Looking at GSDisplayServer's description, it (nearly) has everything


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