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Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)

From: Sungjin Chun
Subject: Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 18:28:45 +0900


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicola Pero" <address@hidden>
To: "Philippe C.D. Robert" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)

> Rather, if we want better integration with the window manager - I don't
> actually know much about that part - Enrico might know better - anyway if
> we think we could have better integration between the wm and the workspace
> manager/appkit - we could implement it as a little couple of additional
> files in Window Maker sources, written in ObjC and which talks to gnustep
> stuff using DO or whatever needed etc.  These files would only be compiled
> in and used when window maker is configured with some option like
> `--enable-gnustep-advanced-interaction' or whatever.  This is just a vague
> suggestion - window maker people/enrico etc might know much better how to
> do and what it's needed - anyway IMO if we need better and deeper
> interaction, then a simple solution of this kind is to be sought - it is
> not much use rewriting excellent existing and working software just
> because we want it in ObjC.

+1 to this :-)

> As for me, what I really still miss in WindowMaker is the integration of
> gnustep app icons etc.  For example, it's a pity I can't yet dock gnustep
> apps.  I know this sounds a little childish - but I really use the
> Finger.app to ping/traceroute remote hosts <that's why I wrote it> - and
> it's a pity I can't dock it into the WM dock.

+1 to this again :-)
Actually I think modifying GNUstep gui to support WMaker appicon is
easier than modifying WMaker to support GNUstep appicon. But I
am not sure :-)

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