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Re: Idea

From: Jeff Sciortino
Subject: Re: Idea
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:10:40 -0500

On Friday 05 January 2001 08:20, Vinodh D Rajan wrote:
>    Can I take a shot at implementing max buttons in wm. If I do it, it
> will take some time since I have to understand the source
> code and only then proceed.

The beauty of Open source _IS_ that you can make whatever changes you like. 

That beign said, I personally don't care for maximize buttons on *step 
windows. When I was a new NextStep user, I thought they would be handy, but 
I've come to the conclusion that the way NeXTstep/OpenStep/GStep apps are 
laid out with the separate window and menu (which is _much_ better than the 
combined window/menu of all the other major interfaces) makes maximized 
windows awkward (IMHO). Part of the system's beauty is that it's designed for 
monitors > 17", and the windows, menus, and pallettes are all floating 
separately. While maximize would be handy for conventional X, KDE, MOSX, and 
Gnome apps, (especially on smaller monitors) my opinion is that it would not 
be such a good thing on *step apps.

As I said, the beauty of open source is that you can change whatever you 
like, but you might want to think about grabbing something off the TODO list. 
Of course, just my 2 cents. Any work contributed is good!

Best Regards,


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