[sugar] Window manager support for standard applications
Marco Pesenti Gritti
Sun Oct 12 13:13:00 EDT 2008
On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 5:21 PM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpgritti at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 11 replace matchbox with a more traditional desktop window manager, with
>> the ability to fullscreen windows when appropriate.
> I've been using the Awesome window manager on my XO lately for standard
> X apps, perhaps it should be up for consideration?
> It's really fast and light, supports a mix of fullscreen and floating
> windows plus unlimited virtual desktops. It also has a tiling mode for
> people who want that, but it's completely optional. I use it as a tabbed
> window manager and ignore the tiling. Recent versions are also scriptable
> using Lua, which isn't Python but at least is very lightweight and fast.
If I'm not mistake Awesome was the most likely candidate in the list Scott
posted some weeks ago.
Personally I'd still favor metacity, if we can convince upstream to take
patches to implement the functionalities we need, mainly because I trust the
code and the maintainers. Also the Ubuntu netbook team seem to be going down
But I'm happy to defer the call to whoever takes the task. My only strong
feeling is that we should choose a window manager which supports the various
> Another thing to consider is adding support in Sugar for various
> freedesktop.org standards,
The changes I outlined above adds support for the startup notification spec
and to desktop files.
like system tray applets. If someone is using Skype, it would be great for
> them to get their status icon in the Frame, and have the Frame automatically
> appear when they get a call. Same goes for an email client with a new mail
> notification feature.
Eben, what do you think about this? How would you integrate it in the frame?
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