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Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: GNUstep Window Manager (was RE: Idea)
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 05:13:22 +0000

On Thursday, January 6, 2000, at 11:11 PM, Peter Rasmussen wrote:

> Helge Hess wrote: 
> > Yes, of course. See GToolKit on one approach (which certainly could be 
> > improved). As I said, gstep-gui might need to be dropped - I'm not 
> > talking about a gtk+ 'backend' (though this is somewhat technically 
> > interesting) 
> The focus of  GToolKit is to allowing GTK developer to work with ObjectiveC 
> and leverage bacic foundation ObjectiveC objects for this ... 
> IMHO to speedup GNUstep I think it would make a lot more sense to 
> build a  "component" NSView subclass type that could wrap around an entire 
> high level widget from a foreign widget set ... like textsystem, html 
> browser, 
> spreadsheet. 
> In a way such that events on the runloop and redrawing get shared properly. 
> Like this the remaining large scale components could be filled quickly, 
> resulting in a  usefull system ... 

That sounds like a useful addition, though I'm not at all sure it would
actually speed up GNUstep development (except indirectly perhaps if it
attracted developers).  If you want to do it, I'll provide technical
help/advice where I can.

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