[IAEP] Running regular X11 apps

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 02:28:52 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 4:14 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
>> <mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Other than the circle icon, do you have any major issue? If it's just
>>> that, adding _NET_WM_ICON support to the sugar shell should be really
>>> easy.
>> Great.
>> BTW, the old-style bitmaps could be given the XO colors
>> and then scaled.
>>> I'm planning to work on a proper fix for the whole issue (at the
>>> window management level at least) for 0.84.
>> How will it work?
>> Consider running one Sugar activity per virtual desktop.
>> This would allow multi-window programs like the infamous
>> gimp to fit in pretty well, except that of course they are
>> not full-screen and thus receive window borders.
>> Nobody ever sees a window border until they run something
>> that isn't full-screen.
> Not fully defined yet. Sayamindu experimented with it a bit, there are
> (messy) notes on the wiki:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/WindowManagement
> Your idea is interesting, I'll try to think it all through. I added it
> to the wiki btw.

>From what I gathered from my experiments, I think it makes sense for
us to go with Metacity + maximus. That would require no code changes
in metacity and minor changes in sugar. If we want to support activity
icons though, we would probably require some more code changes in


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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