[IAEP] Running regular X11 apps

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:36:47 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 7:31 AM, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> sugar.
> Maximus won't handle the gimp AFAIK.
> Can't regular activities just ask to be maximized
> and/or ask to be the same size as the screen?
> The common Python libraries could do this.

They can, but:

* We will make non python activities authors life harder. (would be
solved on the long time when we implement the library in C with python
* Applications like firefox gets displayed like normal windows with
decorations, which is suboptimal.


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