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Re: Window decorations

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Window decorations
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 12:07:39 -0700

On Fri, 04 Oct 2002 20:51:59 +0200
Alexander Malmberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> This isn't a good idea, though. GSDisplayServer is meant to be used to
> manage an application's own windows; it won't handle non-GNUstep
> windows, and in practice, you probably wouldn't even be able to do
> anything about other app's windows. Trying to add this to the interface
> and the implementations would add lots of complications and problems
> and bloat the code.
> If you're in a windowing system with both GNUstep windows and 'native'
> windows, you might not need a wm if you run only GNUstep apps, but if
> you want to run native programs, you'll need a window manager that
> speaks "native". I don't see that we would gain anything by trying to
> fit this into the backends.

I agree. But as long as we _need_ to rely on 'native' apps, I guess
there's no way around a window manager.
So it comes back to "we need more (usable) applications"...

> (Besides, what would you do if the first app crashes? :)

The same I do when my window manager crashes - swear and restart.


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