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Re: GNUstep & The Window Manager Problem


From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: GNUstep & The Window Manager Problem
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 14:18:00 -0700 (PDT)

Your fokr weeks is (more than) up! :) I just wanted to give you a heads up 
that Caelian in #GNUstep now has comitt access to the WM2 branch of 
WindowMaker, which is where all the good changes are going. Maybe we can 
work together on this. One long-needed modification was recently made to 
GNUstep itself which sets a hint for pixmap icons so that windowmaker 
retains the icon of a gnustep appicon in the dock after the gnustep 
aplication has terminated. It's the little things like this that make 
WindowMaker more pleasant to use..

Cheers,
Alex Perez

On Tue, 25 May 2004, Graham J Lee wrote:

> On 2004-05-24 22:55:21 +0100 Alex Perez <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
> 
> > Folks,
> > 
> > Correct anything I say in here which is parently untrue, please. 
> > InterfaceWM 
> > development has been nonexistant for the last five months, and I 
> > honestly 
> > don't think that Ian Mondragon is planning on continuing to work on 
> > this 
> > project. He might intend to, but obviously Real Life(tm) is getting 
> > in the 
> > way.
> > 
> > Meanwhile, WindowMaker has had almost zero foreward movement
> 
> I have plans[*] for WindowMaker, which start with a patch.  However 
> that patch will not be applied until I finish my degree, in four 
> weeks.  After that the patch will occur.  Even if WindowMaker is then 
> left in my own hands, I will host/support it; I love the look+feel and 
> don't want it to go.  It may become a less-than-official GNUstep WM 
> but I don't give a monkey's; GNUstep is wrong unless it's in 
> WindowMaker.
> 
> So there ya go :-).  Fixes to WMaker will definitely be accepted by 
> July, even if I have to take the project over myself.  I'm more than 
> happy to do so.
> 
> Graham.
> 
> [*]I also have plans for GNUstep on Darwin/x86; but they *start* with 
> the port of WMaker :-)
> 





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