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Re: AppIcon patch revisited

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: AppIcon patch revisited
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 07:27:49 +0000

On Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 06:37 AM, Sungjin Chun wrote:

> Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote: 
> > I think that to do the job properly (ie keep the gains, but not the losses) 
> > we need 
> > to modify Window Maker. 
> >  
> > At the moment, we have to hand over control of the appicon/miniwindows to 
> > WindowMaker - 
> > which is why we can't do anything with them (other than draw into them). 
> >  
> > What we actually need is a mechanism whereby we can treat the 
> > appicon/miniwindows as 
> > normal, but Window maker will keep track of their position and use that 
> > information to 
> > prevent other icons overlapping ours, and to permit dropping on to the 
> > dock. 
> >  
> Can I forward this message to the WindowMaker Dev mailing list? They can  
> do what we 
> want. (Or else ... :-) 

I think that the window maker mailing list would need more information ... in 
an explanation of why the Open Step API and the front-end/back-end architecture 
of GNUstep
limits the ways in which apps can interact with the X system, and why this 
means that
workarounds for problems are so tricky.

I also suspect that if we want something doing, we need to do it ourselves.  

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