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Re: Why intergrate with WindowMaker's dock?

From: Dan Grillo
Subject: Re: Why intergrate with WindowMaker's dock?
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 16:35:16 -0800

I think there's a real world perspective that's been lost

I used to work at NeXT -- I can't wait for bunch of real
GNUstep apps.  A real workspace would rock.  I just want to
double click on files and have the right thing happen.  (or
run open(1)...)

But, right now folks like me run WindowMaker, and cross
our fingers that GNUstep will some day get to a point where
lots of apps exist.  

During the transition from basically nothing exists to
full-blown 1989, what are folks supposed to run to use
the few GNUstep apps that exist today, plus get some
usefulness out of X?


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From: Ian Mondragon <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Why intergrate with WindowMaker's dock?
To: Gregory Casamento <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 17:54:35 -0500

all -

i feel i have to strongly agree with mr. casamento on this topic.  while
nice to have windowmaker around, being what it is, i simply don't want to
GNUstep tied to it like this, as i think it would just complicate things
the road.  i'm sure alot of us here have seen large code bases that have
'compatibilities' built into them that, at the time they were written,
like a good idea, but eventually became more of a pain in the ass to deal
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
> 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
> dock?
> If we are going to intergrate with WindowMaker, it needs to be done in a
> such that we are not tied to it.  We should never, under any
> 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
> feel as though you need to send.
> Thanks, GJC


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