[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

setLevel: implementation idea for X backend

From: Dr. Nikolaus Schaller
Subject: setLevel: implementation idea for X backend
Date: 27 Feb 2004 07:45:13 -0800

Dear all,
when starting recently to think about setLevel: for our mySTEP
derivate, I have learned that there is no setLevel: in GNUstep unless
the window manager tries its best (which isn't for mySTEP).

My idea now is to use a two-level window hierarchy to implement the
required behavior in the X backend:

* The Root window has a set (array) of full-screen
invisible/transparent child windows which represent the stacking

* All NSWindows are children of their current level, so
XRaiseWindow(), XLowerWindow() etc. constrain them within their level.

* Calling setLevel: reparents the window to a different level. If
there is no Xlib function to reparent (I haven't found one yet), we
would have to  XCreateWindow() a child of the new level and copy the
contents of the old one before destroying.

As this issue might have been discussed long ago, I would be happy
about comments, concerns, experiences, pointers, hints, etc.

Kind regards,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]