|Subject:||Re: White background in icons and WM integration|
|Date:||Mon, 3 Dec 2001 23:24:17 -1000|
On Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at 05:24 AM, address@hidden wrote:
This is am issue I'm watching closely. I'm currently working on a gnustep distyribution called Simply GNUstep which I hope will be as easy to use and as integrated as OpenStep is (using linux kernel).
As such, I am looking into and seriously considering the idea of creating a new graphical back-end which is tied to the framebuffer device via the directfb project. As such, WindowMaker will not be used, and a seperate Dock application will have to be written.
If the GNUstep code had direct ties to X11, then this will involve some modification.
The X backend libraries obviously have ties to X ... however, those ties are as small as we can practically
make them, and the xgps backend should provide a good starting point for any other backend implementation
(though you would need to mostly rewrite it of course).
The main gui library is completely independent of the backend used, and should not need any modification
Could somebody point me in the right direction as to where this reliance on WMaker resides in the GNUstep source tree?
There isn't really any window maker dependency ... but there is code to make use of window-maker specific
features, to tell window maker how to behave nicely with the GNUstep app. This allows window maker to be
better behaved than other window managers are.
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