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Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)


From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 21:37:03 -0800 (PST)

--- Sungjin Chun <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> ----- 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 :-)

I agree w/ 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 :-)

Hacking GS to use the WindowMaker appicon mechanism is shortsighted.   It
presumes that the *only* dock we will ever use is the one w/ WindowMaker.   I,
personally, do not like the idea of having the dock tied to the window manager
since the window manager should do exactly one thing: manage windows.

The easiest route and the correct route are seldom the same thing.

Later, GJC

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