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Re: Why intergrate with WindowMaker's dock?


From: Ian Mondragon
Subject: Re: Why intergrate with WindowMaker's dock?
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 17:54:35 -0500
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all -

i feel i have to strongly agree with mr. casamento on this topic.  while it's
nice to have windowmaker around, being what it is, i simply don't want to see
GNUstep tied to it like this, as i think it would just complicate things down
the road.  i'm sure alot of us here have seen large code bases that have older
'compatibilities' built into them that, at the time they were written, seemed
like a good idea, but eventually became more of a pain in the ass to deal with
than they were worth in the first place.

- ian mondragon

* Gregory Casamento <address@hidden> [02/10/01 17:38]:
> Other than the fact that WindowMaker's Dock is very close to the one under
> OPENSTEP, why should we integrate with it?   It seems as though whenever we
> consider doing this we find it necessary to kludge the code.   Why kludge
> GNUstep, when we can write a Dock application which will act as the GNUstep
> dock?
> 
> If we are going to intergrate with WindowMaker, it needs to be done in a way
> such that we are not tied to it.  We should never, under any circumstances,
> kludge the API for the sake of interoperating with any window manager.
> Afterwards, it should still be possible to create a GNUstep dock.
> 
> I just thought I would get this off my chest.   I am ready for any flames you
> feel as though you need to send.
> 
> Thanks, GJC

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