[sugar] Supporting desktop applications, extending the EWMH spec
Sun Sep 21 12:41:42 EDT 2008
Please have a look at
which corrals the gimp windows to have a more wm friendly face.
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:
> The X Activity is pretty straight forward. But it does not integrate
> the Sugar copy/paste/theming etc. The point of my question was not so
> much to question those goals as much as to ask if we have data re what
> percentage of "legacy" applications are multiwindow? If it is a small
> percentage, then maybe we shouldn't be so focused on their support at
> the expense of the simplicity we are striving for in the whole. Again,
> as useful as The Gimp is, it is a mess with any WM, so we should be
> wary of it skewing the rest of the discussion.
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
> <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> > Walter Bender wrote:
> > | (I run SKYPE in Bert's X Activity
> > | without a problem.)
> > The principle goal of this discussion is to make the X Activity
> > unnecessary by moving that functionality into Sugar's window management.
> > Possible motivations for this include: more seamless integration with
> > legacy apps, lower overhead when running legacy apps, easier installation
> > of legacy apps.
> > Personally, I have not used the X Activity, and so I don't actually know
> > what its overheads are, how difficult it is to set up with a new
> > application, or how well it integrates with Sugar (e.g. copy/paste,
> > localization, theming).
> > - --Ben
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