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Re: AppIcon patch revisited

From: Dan Pascu
Subject: Re: AppIcon patch revisited
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 06:14:57 +0200 (EET)

On 10 Feb, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
> But the app doesn't do the relaying ... that's handled by the backend library.
> The app (ie the code written by the app developer, not the library code) knows
> nothing about window managers and X.

This was a way of speaking. not working with these terms all the time,
I tend to mix them, even if I don't think of that. So I said app
thinking not of the application itself, but as a whole (application +
the other layers). Sorry for the confusion. But as it seems the
communication between the backend and the app itself is not enough to
pass all the required info without changing the way they interact (ie
adding new functions to the api), so I guess we can drop the idea.

> It's important to realise that a GNUstep app is *NOT* an X application - the
> application code has absolutely nothing to do with X, and any X interaction
> is performed only by a backend library.
> Check out the OpenStep or MacOS-X AppKit API ... this is the API that a 
> GNUstep
> gui application is written to, not the X API.  

I know all this. Just that I'm not working with them all day, to always
think of the implications of all this layering.


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