discuss-gnustep
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: StepBox v1 - Yet another GNUstep window manager


From: Larry Cow
Subject: Re: StepBox v1 - Yet another GNUstep window manager
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:44:45 +0200

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:17:29 -0400
"Yen-Ju Chen" <address@hidden> wrote:

>   Some features of GWorkspace can move to StepBox, such as Fiend,
>   since I don't use file manager a lot, but want a dock support.

IMHO, Fiend (or dock) should stay outside of the WM for two reasons:

- It allows switching WMs without losing one major part of the
interface.
- It allows it to be more GNUstep-compliant (e.G. to be in ObjC
and to use GNUstep libs).

It should be better if he only does "Window Managing" (think of
WindowMaker without Fiend or Clip, or even background management).

Things like Dock, Root Menu and all this should be left to a "real"
GNUstep app. This would also help porting to non-X backends (OpenGL or
DirectFB).

But I'm glad to see a new WM in town :)

-- 
Larry Cow
larry at doubidou dot net


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]