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RE: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)


From: ian . mondragon
Subject: RE: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 14:12:21 -0600

martin -

windowmaker *does* support GNUstep apps...that's how must of us spend our
time using them <grin>. the problem that we (at least i) are trying to
address with the thought of revamping windowmaker is this:  windowmaker is
written in C, using the WINGs API, which is a fairly simple *C* clone of the
NeXT gui look/feel.  a bunch of work has gone into keeping windowmaker as
compatible with GNUstep apps, but what would would like is to see a
windowmaker that actually UTILIZES GNUstep, instead of just retaining this
*compatibility*.  as far as the themes go...i love them just as much as the
next man and i don't want to loose them either :-) - and that's one of the
reasons i specifically pointed out that i think we should revamp windowmaker
instead of creating a completely new manager...then, also,  the switch over
to the wm we design (whatever we call it...GSWM? :-) would (in a perfect
world) be a non-issue.

@end

- ian mondragon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin [SMTP:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 2:32 PM
> To:   address@hidden
> Subject:      RE: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)
> 
> Hello, -
> 
> I am observing the GNUstep mailinglists and developement for a about a
> year now (and can't actually wait to see the final product with PC and
> Gorm :-) ).
> As I am no contributor don't take me wrong, but why do you want to
> write a new Window Manager for GS? Wouldn't it be more useful (and
> easy) to just modify Window Maker and BlackBox (etc) to properly
> support GS and GWorkspace? The window manager projects could then merge
> this code into the offical branches. 
> The main advantage would be that poeple won't be forced to leave their
> favorite window manger in order to use GS properly. Leaving your
> favorite (and well configured, customized) wm is a huge step to go...
> (that's why some people don't use KDE :-) ) But it is more certain that
> they will try/use GS if it is supported by their wm. And there is a
> whole load of themes already available for existing window managers
> (people like themes). - Cross platform should not just mean choice of
> o/s...
> 
> Just my 2 cents.
> 
> Keep doing the good work! and make it rock.... :-)
> 
> - Martin Brecher
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