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Re: The need for an official GNUstep desktop

From: Chris Vetter
Subject: Re: The need for an official GNUstep desktop
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 12:12:35 +0200

On 2006-08-28 03:03:28 +0200 Rogelio M. Serrano Jr. <address@hidden> wrote:
A new window manager needs to be written but then again its just a very
big job.

Is it really?
All a _window_ manager has to do is _manage_ windows. That is, (create and) open them, move them around and (some way or other) minimize them. Ok, maybe also implement 'shading' (minimizing windows to just their titlebar). That's all.

Everything else, like a top-level Menubar, a Dock, a Workspace (the desktop background) can and should be handled by either different applications or maybe plugins (to the window manager), the latter preferably running as separate threads.

Im more inclined to simplify the desktop and build something
that can evolve while still being useful in the immediate term.

Plugins, then.


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