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Re: First Impressions of GNUStep

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: First Impressions of GNUStep
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 15:56:56 +0200

Charles Philip Chan writes:
> > So if someone has a reason to use a different workspace manager then 
> > they seemingly will have a choice.
> This is one approach if the consensus is to allow more than one file
> manager. 
> > I also think that the app-icon should not be visible at all if no dock
> > is running. (just like os x) but it is just my opinion, i am innocent,
> > don't flame me.
> I don't think this is a good idea. If there is not appicon, how can you
> manipulate an app that is hidden or bring up a window of a running
> app that you are not working on currently?

Yes it is a good idea.  Needed too.  It happens that some applications
must run in a much  more controled environment than a virtual desktop.
Some customers need  to allow only one application and  no access to a
file manager or other application, so the application icon is nasty in
this case.  That's  also a case where the workspace  manager has to be
replaced by that custom application.

On  NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP, it  was easy  enough to  replace  the workspace
manager by a  given application, but the application  icon would still

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