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Re: StepBox v1.2
Re: StepBox v1.2
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:20:42 -0500
From: copal <address@hidden>
To: MJ Ray <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: StepBox v1.2
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 19:53:13 -0600
i apologize if any bitterness came through, but i have a distaste for the
re-invention of any wheel, especially one that i might has well have carved
out of solid granite with my teeth. i scoured the earth (and web) for a
window manager written in objective-c, and upon finding nothing, i wrote
interface - for the GNUstep community. true, it's not on par with
WindowMaker at the moment, but it won't come any closer if others duplicate
the effort and ask questions that have already been answered at the expense
of a lot of my own time. if the GNUstep community is to have a fully
functional window manager, the best thing for us to do would be to combine
our efforts, rather than compete (lest we end up with a VIM vs. EMACS
I agree that we should not have redundant work on window manager,
but there are always personal choices such like full-functions vs
The core (X event handling) would probably be the same,
which we should all share with.
Right now, I'm waiting for the rewritten of GNUstep focus handling.
I'm also doing some experiment with the help of Banlu Kemiyatorn
to see whether it is possible to use AppKit for drawing.
(Double displays is the possible solution for now without seriously
hacking into backend).
Once I can make StepBox work well with focus,
I would like to provide the useful part to InterfaceWM.
I guess we can have two layer classes for window manager as GNUMail and
The bottom layer of event handling is used and debuged by all window
The upper one is the choice of each project.
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Re: StepBox v1.2, Yen-Ju Chen, 2003/10/27
Re: StepBox v1.2,
Yen-Ju Chen <=
- Re: StepBox v1.2, (continued)