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Re: moving window handling into lisp

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: moving window handling into lisp
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:38:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup skrev:
>> martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> We can both honor the window manager request and avoiding deleting windows.
>>>> Just show a single window saying the windows does not fit when the
>>>> frame gets too small. Put back the windows then the frame gets bigger.
>>> Where are these windows in the period starting when you show the single
>>> window and ending when you put them back?
>> I find it saner to refuse the resize request (perfectly valid behavior)
>> until the frame-internal window configuration allows it.
> You can't in X11 (well maybe by fiddling with WM size hints, but it
> isn't guaranteed to work).  There is no resize request, just an event
> telling you "you have been resized, adapt".
> Override redirect would work, but that is so bad.

Strange.  I am pretty sure that in ancient Xt times this was the way
things were done.  Maybe the WM size hints are supposed to have replaced
these mechanism.  If so, a step backwards.

David Kastrup

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