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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 23:36:53 -0400

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  > > That sounds like a serious flaw in Wayland.  Would its developers
  > > want to fix it?

  > Probably not.

Why not?

  > The most glaring one is the inability to position toplevel windows
  > manually, for "security reasons".

I don't quite understand -- what does it mean, concretely, to
"position toplevel windows manually"?  What are "toplevel windows" in
this context?  Is an Emacs frame a toplevel window?  Does this mean
that the user can't move an Emacs frame on the screen?

  > I thought it was because the Wayland people have a philosophical
  > objection to programs knowing anything about the coordinate system in
  > use.

What coordinate system is this about?

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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