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Re: Release schedule

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Release schedule
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 19:42:52 -0800

On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 03:58:36 +0100
Alexander Malmberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> I think of this as part of a more general (and long term) goal: user
> proofing. This includes a lot of tiny details, and some larger
> systematic changes. An automatic crash reporter in -gui is one
> example.

That's relatively easy to do, a signal/exception handler that poses as
NSApplication, basically, that pops up an NSPanel in case of a crash or

But are you sure that _should_ be part of the core?

> - Window focus and window manager issues of all kinds (keyboard focus
> ending up in the wrong, windows not being ordered in or out properly,
> or flashing around, or menus appearing/disappearing when they
> shouldn't) are very important. It's tolerable at the moment, but it's
> often annoying. This is rather tricky, and not all our fault (some
> versions of windowmaker will crash when dealing with GNUstep apps and
> bring X down with it), but it's very important for it to behave nicely
> in actual use(at least with windowmaker, which is supposed to be our
> "official" window manager).

I've had so many focus and placement problems with WindowMaker in plain
libX11 and GTK-based apps, that I'm beginning to (not really, I actually
do) think that WindowMaker really is the ProblemMaker here, not GNUstep.


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