[sugar] Window manager support for standard applications
Sun Oct 12 14:38:26 EDT 2008
On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> I spent some time trying to nail down the concrete changes we will need to
> properly support standard desktop applications in Sugar 0.84. Here are some
> notes. It's *not* a huge amount of work and I think we should really do it.
> 1 sugar.graphics.icon needs support for pixbufs #8661.
> 2 jarabe.model.shell should use a SnMonitor instead of dbus to listen for
> startup notifications.
> 3 sugar.activity.activityfactory should use SnLauncher to notify startup
> instead of a dbus call to shell. I don't think it's worth to use
> GdkAppLaunchContext yet. It's just a tiny layer over libsn and it would
> introduce a strong dependency on gtk 2.14/glib 2.18. Furthermore we will
> need to interface directly with libsn for the Monitor anyway.
> 4 jarabe.model.shell.Activity should provide the icon as a pixbuf instead of
> a path (or maybe additionally).
> 5 sugar.graphics.icon shoud be able to xo-color pixbufs. We can specify two
> conventional colors (+ transparency) and replace them with the xo colors
> (only when there are not other colors in the pixbuf.
> 6 jarabe.model.shell.Activity should provide his icon on the base of WM_ICON
> and SnMonitor::icon_name.
> 7 The activity_id X property on the activity window should be completely
> optional, unless the activity supports collaboration.
> 8 sugar.activity should set WM_ICON instead of the bundle_id X property.
> 9 jarabe.* should not use the bundle_id X property.
> 10 jarabe.desktop.activitieslist and jarabe.desktop.favorites view should
> additionally look into /usr/share/applications/*.desktop. We might want to
> use gio + GdkAppLaunchContext here and degrade gracefully on systems with
> gtk < 2.14.
> 11 replace matchbox with a more traditional desktop window manager, with the
> ability to fullscreen windows when appropriate.
> Sayamindu provided a patch for 1 which I'm going to review asap. I should be
> able to work on 2 - 9 but I'd really appreciate help with some of these
> (Sayamindu?). I'd like someone else to take care of 10 - 11 (Scott?
I'm taking up 10, 4 and 6 to begin with - will take up more if and when needed.
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