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RE: Idea

From: ian . mondragon
Subject: RE: Idea
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 10:32:29 -0600

vinodh -

please also note that while cooperative, the GNUstep and WindowMaker
projects are separate entities (unfortunately).  i am sure that many others
out there have considered, as i have, rewriting WM to use GNUstep instead of
the WINGs library...which simply wants to be GNUstep anyways <grin>.
perhaps we could get this, too, rolling in some way/shape/form?  i've been
fiddling around with the wm source for about 2 months scheming and kniving
about how to go through with it...plus i've got so much on my platter

what does everyone think?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vinodh D Rajan [SMTP:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 7:21 AM
> To:   address@hidden
> Subject:      Re: Idea
>      Well, I just signed on to the mailing list yesterday, and it was 
> pretty much let me take a shot @ GNUstep, Maybe
> I might be able to help out those guys. Getting the source was a major 
> problem with many ftp drops and I could
> manage to get only the core. There seems to be no decent stuff in there 
> to test the gui.
>    I personally got fed up with gtk+/gnome (its slow/bloat), qt/kde 
> (licensing / bloat) and wanted a back to basics , cool
> light, fast gui toolkit. So I thought I shall give it a shot. Yes I 
> would like to see more apps, particularly a superb lightweight
> email client and web browser and ofcourse terminal.
>    And maybe we should study the UIs of MAC more closely and probably 
> see how window maker can be improved to
> make usage more easier without sacrificing its power and felxibility. 
> Maybe instead of those small icons down in the screen
> a small menu on top say about 20 pixels or so can do?. This will also 
> give access to root menu which right now takes some
> working if you have a maximized window, either switch desktop or 
> minimize all max windows. And a maximize button
> will go a long way.
>    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.
> Greetings
> vinny
> Jason H Clouse wrote:
> > I think that's a good idea.  If we have more frequent releases, it makes
> > the project look more busy.  If people look and see that the last
> release
> > was 6 months ago, they aren't going to think much is going on (when
> there
> > really is quite a bit of work being done).
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