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Reasons for a GStep windowmanager

From: Georgios Rizell Dimitroglou
Subject: Reasons for a GStep windowmanager
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:23:57 +0100

I'm currently using WindowMaker, and I (like most of you) think it's very
good. But it's not the ideal window manager for GNUstep. Like every other wm
project for linux it's been filled up with more and more functions. I don't
know why every linux project involves creating completely new toolkits and
environments, but I hope GNUstep is going to change that in the future.
That's why GS shouldn't depend on a windowmanager such as WindowMaker. The
only thing GNUstep needs is an application which draws window-titles and
manages the desktop. It needs a _window_manager_. Not a single piece of
X11-code for drawing docks, buttons, menues, images or anything.

Remember, I don't think WindowMaker is a bad application. It's perfect as an
X11 window manager which tries to emulate a NEXTSTEP look and feel. But as
the GS-wm it's far to big and advanced.

Let's make a small, fast, objc-written, and modular wm for GNUstep.. or? :-)


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