[IAEP] Running regular X11 apps

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 11:41:40 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM,  <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:12 AM,  <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>>> I'm looking for the cheap wins first ;-)
>>> when people talk about different desktops, doesn't this also imply
>>> different
>>> window managers for each one? if this is the case, then it should be
>>> fairly
>>> simple to define a window manager that defaults to opening the app
>>> fullscreen and has minimal (or non-existant) decorations on the window.
>> Nope, there would still be a single window manager.
>>> this wouldn't require changing any code on any apps, just selecting the
>>> right window manager for that desktop (if the app never opens secondary
>>> windows it doesn't need any decorations, if it does, it may need some or
>>> all
>>> of the traditional decorations)
>> There are ways we can implement different behavior for different
>> windows (for example the maximus approach could be extended to do so).
>> The problem is, how do we know which windows should be displayed
>> fullscreen (say the firefox or the gedit one) and which not (the
>> gimp)? afaik there is no window hint which could help us there...
> I don't know of any hints that would provide a concete answer, but i can
> think of several things off the top of my head that could be used as
> heristics.

Yeah maybe we can come up with some heuristic that works...

The only real application that I know would cause us problems here is
the gimp, does anyone have examples of other applications with an
usual windows model?


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